We have some very exciting news – Bernie Sanders has endorsed our campaign for State Senate!
On Tuesday, Senator Sanders’s campaign announced the endorsement of eight progressive candidates, including myself, in an email to his supporters.
“No president, not Bernie Sanders, not the greatest president you could possibly imagine, can take on the billionaire class alone. And that’s because change never happens from the top down, it always occurs from the bottom up.
That’s why today I am announcing my support for eight progressive state legislative candidates who embody the spirit of our political revolution.”
I am so honored and humbled by Senator Sanders’s support and I have also enthusiastically endorsed his candidacy for President.
Senator Sanders and I share a common vision. A vision where our communities work for all of us – not just those at the very top. We’ve seen the consequences of so a few people having so much, while the rest are shuttered. The middle class is disappearing and the poor can barely survive.
It’s time to fight – time to fight for progressive, compassionate policies that lift all of us up, not just the ultra-wealthy. This means we need to fight for free community college, so everyone has a shot at entering the middle class. This means we need to ensure housing is a right, not a privilege, and create more affordable housing for our low- and middle-income families. And this means we need compassionate policies and services to house the homeless.
Senator Sanders speaks to all of these issues and is leading the fight for working and middle class families at the national level. He’s opened a dialogue that includes the most vulnerable among us who have long not had a voice in government. And he’s shined light on the gross amount of money in politics – something our campaign is struggling with as big corporations and special interests fund our opponent’s race.
Senator Sanders is taking a stand for all of us.
I’m so excited to have Senator Sanders as a supporter and an ally in this campaign. His support is evidence of just how important this race is in the future of the Bay Area.
Please share this great news with your friends and families and be sure to check out our new ad, “Our City.” You can see it here.