Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bernie Sanders fund raising event a big success

By SJ Otto
The Bernie Sanders fund raiser was a great success last Saturday night, here in Wichita, KANS. Several hundred people showed up, maybe more than a thousand (The official tally was  more than 900 people show up). A lot of food and Bernie T-shirts were sold out by the end of the evening. Volunteers were taking people's names to sign up for different campaigning work. 
It seems like there were more people than expected. A lot of the crowd was young, at least younger than 30. There were some minorities, but it would have been better if there were more.
Noticeably absent was the Wichita Eagle (AKA Koch's Gazette), although they did have a large article where Charles Koch says "Charles G. Koch: Sanders and I agree on a few issues". Also the Bernie people notified all the news media outlets about this and none of them came.
I signed up for to do some work and join in the St. Patrick's Day Parade this year. I was pleasantly surprised that so many people were willing to support a man who calls himself a socialist here in Wichita

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