Thursday, August 25, 2016
Bernie Sanders- The Revolution Continues was a successful event
By SJ Otto
At an event called Bernie Sanders- The Revolution Continues, last night, local politicians joined a large group of about 100 people or more, to continue the vision of Bernie Sanders.
Speakers, at the event, called for redefining the vision of the campaign. Candidates there pledged to carry on such important issues as tackling global warming/ standing up to the fossil fuel industry, free college tuition, raising the minimum wage, and universal health care.
Locally candidates spoke of expanding Medicaid here in
Kansas. Susan Osborne, a
candidate for state representative in the Kansas 94th district, endorse the expansion.
"I believe in the
we would like to get to the point were everyone has health care,"
She added that this country should follow the example of European countries and have some kind of universal health care.
Osborne also quoted Sanders when he said a revolution has to bubble up from the bottom.
"Bernie was very uplifting," Osborne added.
She also said our trickle down economics here in
Kansas don't work and
our governor has proven that with his policies.
The crowd watched a tapped message of Bernie broadcasted live.
Other candidates there last night included Cammie Funston, for state representative, Dan Giroux for the 4th congressional district, Gabriel Costilla for the Kansas Senate, 16th district and Stan Reeser, running for Kansas House 97th district.
Here Stan Reeser, Kansas House candidate, spoke to the Bernie supporters.