Across the country, left-wing activists and veterans of the Occupy movement are organizing for Bernie Sanders -- and think the Vermont socialist can topple Hillary.
According to organizers, more than 150,000 people have RSVP'd for house parties Wednesday evening to listen to a simulcast from the Democratic presidential candidate and coordinate their volunteer efforts.
And what Sanders lacks in funds -- he raised about $15.2 million this quarter, while Hillary Clinton raked in more than three times that figure -- he may make up in true believers with experience in grassroots organizing. read more
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that economic inequality and institutional racism are "parallel problems" that both must be addressed at the same time.
"We have to end institutional racism, but we have to deal with the reality that 50 percent of young black kids are unemployed, that we have massive poverty in America, that we have an unsustainable level of income and wealth inequality," he said on NBC's Meet the Press.
"We have to address both," he added, referencing the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. to combat poverty in America.
As the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, attracts more and more interest from around the country, it's also inspiring a surge of support in surprising ways. Those include pro-Sanders displays on the bottoms of beer cans and on the sides of purses.
At the Burlington Beer Company in Williston, Vermont, brew master Joe Lemnah recently printed a message saying #FeelTheBern, a reference to Sanders, on the bottoms of cans of his Light in the Window IPA. read more
Sanders has a 50-year history of standing up for civil and minority rights, as he told the attendants of Netroots Nation after he was interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters. Of course, it's understandable that they want to bring attention to the movement.
Killings of people from Ferguson to New York City to Los Angeles to Atlanta have finally brought important issues like police brutality, systemic racism, mass incarceration and militarization of the police into the center of national dialogue.
Bernie Sanders drew more than 11,000 people to a rally Saturday night in downtown Phoenix -- the largest crowd to date for a presidential candidate whose audiences have been swelling in recent months. The Vermont senator, who has emerged as the leading alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination, got a rock-star-like reception from supporters. "Somebody told me people are giving up on the political process," Sanders said as he greeted the crowd Saturday night. "Not what I see here tonight."