As the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee continues to go on, Bernie Sanders is not going to concede no matter how far ahead Hillary Clinton may appear. Thousands upon thousands still show up at his rallies and he’s getting the support of the people left and right. While he’s at it, Sanders is also gaining a lot of endorsements and they’re coming from celebrities, political figures, local unions, and so many more.
There are strong endorsements for all of the candidates still in the race and that includes Donald Trump on the Republican side. There are also those who have said they’ll leave the United States if Trump wins the presidency, but that’s for another time.
Looking at the celebrities of the world though, a lot of them have given their support and backing to Bernie Sanders. Spike Lee is actually the voice for a radio ad that supports Sanders and speaks proudly of how the candidate “takes no money from corporations. Nada. Which means he’s not on the tape, and when Bernie gets into the White House, he will do the right thing.”
- Rosario Dawson
- Danny DeVito
- Mark Ruffalo
- Shailene Woodley
- John C. Reilly
- Michael Moore
- Jane Fonda
- Danny Glover
- Neve Campbell
- Will Arnett
- Tim Robbins
- Tommuy Chong
- Josh Hutcherson
- Neil Young
- Susan Sarandon
- Miley Cyrus
- Jeremy Piven
- Sarah Silverman
- Justin Long
Bernie Sanders…you’re our only hope Obi-Wan Kenobi
— Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) August 1, 2015
Celebrities aren’t the only ones endorsing Bernie Sanders in the race as he’s getting a lot of support from local unions as well. The Atlantic is reporting that numerous local and regional union groups have broken from their national leadership’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton and given their support to Bernie Sanders.
It is quite normal for unions to stay neutral and not speak on their affiliation, but it is almost unheard of for it to be split and see local affiliates go away from its leaders. Sanders is making that happen though and he’s making big changes.
Bernie Sanders has seen support from LUCHA (Living United for Change in Arizona) in their first ever endorsement of a presidential candidate. He’s also received backing from numerous political figures such as Alan Grayson, Robert Reich, and Tulsi Gabbard.
Just this past week, Maryland Superdelegate Heather R. Mizeur let the world know of her endorsement by doing so on Twitter.
— Irene Berns (@ireneberns) April 15, 2016
There are many other political figures who believe that Bernie Sanders is the right person for the job as well, and they include:
- Jeff Merkley, Senator, OR
- Keith Ellison, Representative, MN
- Marcy Kaptur, Representative, OH
- Peter Welch, Representative, VT
- John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, PA
- Paul Soglin, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin
- Russell Begaye, 8th President of the Navajo Nation
There are many more from around the world, but it doesn’t stop there. The world can’t forget that Anonymous gave their top reasons for backing Bernie Sanders long ago.
While Sanders is landing a lot of endorsements, he has said that there is one endorsement he has not officially received even though many say he has. According to the Washington Post, Sanders did have a private meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday, but it was not an actual endorsement.
“I am an enormous fan of the pope because I think he has played a transformative role in the world in talking about issues that very rarely get the kind of discussion they deserve. Whether it is income and wealth inequality, whether it is what he calls the dispossessed, the young people, the old people, the unemployed people who are on the sidelines of society, whether it is the ideology of greed, whether it is need to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to save the planet, he has been a transformative leader.”
“And he is a very beautiful man,” Sanders continued. “When you meet him, you see something very, very special in his face. He is a man of peace, and you see that.”
It certainly didn’t hurt for him to meet with Pope Francis even if it wasn’t for an official endorsement. A blessing and word with the Pope is something that anyone could use.
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