Ways I can help Sanders’ campaign from Blount/Knox County, Tennessee?

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As title suggests, I'm not sure what all I can do where I live to have an impact. For context, I'm 18, I've lived in Blount County forever and I'm going to UT Knoxville in the fall. Are there any local organizations or even one specific to UT that I could get involved with?

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I live in Carter County Tennessee, one of the two counties in Tennessee that Bernie won in 2016. Let me explain why we were successful, in the hopes that it will be helpful to other Southern primary campaigns!

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Let me be very blunt, the Democratic Party basically doesn't exist in any meaningful way in my county, they hold no real power so there isn't really an "establishment" to speak of. Obviously this played a big role in our win, but it doesn't tell the whole story.

We worked our butts off getting the word out about Bernie and what we found is that poor working class southern people are very receptive to his anti-wall street and anti-income inequality messaging. People here aren't dumb they can see that something is wrong with the way wealth is divided in this country when they live in mobile homes while their bosses live in luxury, the problem is no one has told them that it can change. This is what we need to be pushing first and foremost in the south, we don't need to confuse people with terms like democratic socialism or free healthcare. We need to tell them the truth, that they're getting screwed everyday and they know it. That is how we win

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Tim Pool:”I was a fan of Bernie Sanders until he said white people don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” Joe Rogan:”That’s hilarious, go to WV and visit the fucking coal miners.” WVian here. He DID, and it’s on video. He asked white people from WV’s poorest county to explain poverty on camera.

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Tim Pool was on JRE a couple days ago and said the above statement. Rogan assumed what Pool said was true and just ran with it. What's hilarious is he brought up WV, my home state, and said Sanders should visit to learn about poverty for white people.

As someone who followed Bernie for a long time, I can attest that he visited West Virginia many times, and he visited our poorest county, McDowell, 3 times. He hosted 2 events drawing attention to poverty in the area, both before and after those "white people can't be poor" comments. I think the gaffe in question was really him badly phrasing an argument about ghettos. Ghettos are definitionally racial creations. It’s true that white people in America don't know what it's like to be poor members OF A GHETTO. That's different from saying white people can't be poor in general.

It's not possible that Sanders would believe there was no such thing as white poverty, BEFORE, DURING(this one's a 1.5 hour seminar almost on poverty in WV's southern coalfields. And Sanders makes it clear the point of it is to give the people of McDowell a voice), and AFTER his presidential run(and that gaffe), he has been drawing public awareness to one of the worst areas for white poverty in the country. More than that, he gave the people of McDowell a microphone and asked them to speak about their own experiences relating to living their lives in poverty.

People should give others the benefit of the doubt if something is said at face value that contradicts everything they've stood for before and after what was said. I think Sanders's comments were just a gaffe resulting from clumsy word choice. I think context + Sanders's clear history prove he believes in white poverty and is concerned about it. Finally I think some lazy-minded people looking to confirm their own pre-conceived biases screened Sanders's word choice to make him look like he didn't care about poor white people, when that's obviously not true.

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Tim Pool on JRE: “I was a big fan of Bernie Sanders . . . [until he said] white people don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” Joe Rogan: “That’s hilarious, go to WV and visit the . . . coal miners.” WVian here. He DID. Watch this 1.5 hr event he hosted in McDowell County, WV, on white poverty.

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Tim Pool on JRE: "I was a big fan of Bernie Sanders . . . [until he said] white people don't know what it's like to be poor." Joe Rogan: "That's hilarious, go to WV and visit the . . . coal miners." WVian here. He DID. Watch this 1.5 hr event he hosted in McDowell County, WV, on white poverty. submitted by /u/Gardnerr12
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How you put pressure on the DNC is to run in county committee elections. -Jeff Weaver

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And you work and help whichever Presidential candidate you want to support because in that process there's a whole process for electing the DNC members from the various states, and you need to be involved…

A couple arranged a bus of 50 people to go to Iowa… South Carolina for Bernie. And then they got home and went to their county meeting. There were fewer people at the county meeting then there were on the bus. Now she's the chair of the party and he is the congressional candidate in that district. That's how you put pressure on the DNC.

-Jeff Weaver, Sept 24th '18

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Maine’s Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Zak Ringelstein has been endorsed by: Brand New Congress, Demand Universal Healthcare, Democratic Socialists of America (National), Lincoln County Indivisible, Local Berniecrats Maine, Political Revolution, Southern Maine DSA, Veterans For Bernie

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AMA with Tye Menser, Candidate for County Commissioner (District 3), Thurston County WA

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Hello Reddit! This is Tye Menser, Democratic candidate for County Commissioner (District 3) in Thurston County, Washington.

Thank you to the SandersForPresident community for reaching out to me to host this AMA! Local races like this one are of increasing importance when the federal government is moving backwards on so many issues we care about.

You can read more about my campaign on my website: https://tyeforthurston.com/

The priority issues in my campaign are:

1. Plan for the impact of 100,000 projected new residents to Thurston County by 2040

2. Ensure the fiscal health of Thurston County

3. Build partnerships with our cities and local organizations on key regional issues

4. Provide timely, predictable, and sustainable land use policies

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