I canvassed today. So should you.

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It was my first time canvassing. Like every other experience, I was nervous at first. But I got used to knocking on doors and talking to people quickly. There were 11 of us volunteers who showed up in Queens NY, and we got into groups of two or three. My group knocked on several dozen doors today, so all the volunteers in total reached several hundred doors. There were a lot of unanswered doors, so I'd say around a third of the people on the list responded. Fortunately, most of the people who responded were warm and friendly. There were a few individuals who absolutely ecstatic about Bernie and held a conversation several minutes long.

The typical conversation played out as introducing ourselves from the Bernie campaign, handing out pamphlets about Bernie's platform, asking the respondent who he/she's leaning towards, asking the respondent his/her top issue, and giving a small persuading statement for Bernie relative to the respondent's top issue. It was a great experience, and I will definitely canvass more. I really hope all of you follow my lead and canvass as well. Get out of your comfort zone because the only way we get this man to the White House is if we all do our part in volunteering and spreading his message.

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We should emphasize the indirect benefits to older voters

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I was looking at polls today and saw that Bernie is not doing well among older voters. I assume that this is because of the preference for incremental change among older people, and how that doesn't sit well with a campaign calling for a political revolution. It did make me think of how much the older people would likely benefit from the improvement in the quality of life of the younger people indirectly.

For example, I currently have a coworker who has a mother who is slipping into dementia. She lives in another state and my coworker's sister, the only other family, lives out in the country where there is no cell reception or internet service. My coworker is really stressed out because she can't take care of her mother the way she wants to and there is no affordable support system for them.

To start, pooling our resources into universal coverage could allow her mother to have affordable home care. It would also mean that my coworker wouldn't be worried about losing her insurance if she wants to take time to go visit.

Bernie's proposed public broadband infrastructure would also mean that a company's potential profits wouldn't determine whether my coworker's sister could keep in touch with her family.

Also, it seems under hyped lately, but the plans for paid family and medical leave that are supported by Bernie would obviously help my coworker spend more time helping her mom.

I would like to see more of Bernie's younger supporters telling older people how they would benefit indirectly from some of the proposals that more directly impact younger and future generations.

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Should I be worried about Bernie’s health?

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I know this sounds malicious, but I need to disclose that I absolutely want Bernie to win and I wholeheartedly believe he should be our 46th President. However, I come at an impasse when discussing Bernie's health. Sure, he seems healthy now and will go back to the trail being a warrior for us all, but I don't want to lie to myself saying everything is going to be okay.

The media is definitely going to spin the narrative that he shouldn't run due to his health scare and I disavow that completely. However, with a heart attack, there are long-term effects. Even if it's a light procedure, how can we be sure this doesn't happen again? What if it does and he can't recover from it? I want to feel hope for our future and I think Bernie can best deliver on that. But I really don't want this to get worse.

Am I getting something wrong? Am I missing something or is this a genuine concern? I don't know, I just want to discuss about it in hopes of quashing my fears.

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Bernie Sanders: The President of the United States should not make significant national security decisions impulsively, by tweets after a single phone call. I strongly condemn Trump’s reckless decision to abandon our Kurdish allies to their fate at the hands of Turkish President Erodogan.

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