If there were ever a time to donate, it’s now! Tomorrow is the FEC reporting deadline and Iowa votes 14 days from today.

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The campaign has been saying that they need a little more money to fully enact their strategy in the first few states. If we post massive fundraising tomorrow, swing voters will take notice.

The campaign needs cash to fund the grassroots groundgame that will win the election.

A win for Bernie in Iowa will completely redefine the race in his favor. Right now is probably the most important 2 week stretch of the campaign.

If there were ever a time to donate, it's right now while the campaign is surging but needs that extra kick to get out the vote and the mobilize volunteers. Last week I gave $ 20 for the first time and today, I gave another $ 2.70. Bernie's campaign doesn't have billionaire donors or a Super PAC. It's up to us.

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Next time when people knock free college for all in favor of a system ‘where the rich pay more’, tell them this

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At this time I would like to make argue for free college for all, and why it's better than having a system where richer families pay more (they actually would).

Income verification is a costly and time consuming process, for both the school and the recipients. I got some amazing financial aid, but every year we have to do a time of paperwork, and verifications, even into the school year. A lot of people don't get their financial aid until way after class registration begins, and so people who already have the money get first picks for classes. Finally, there are a lot of parents who are just assholes. There are many cases where people get kicked out cut off at age 18, especially among LGBTQ people.

There are also cases of families who may get some misconceptions about how much they would have to pay. That's what happened to me. It wasn't until I made some details plans about how I would pay for college that I applied, and found out that it really wasn't going to be anywhere as near as how much I thought it would be. I almost didn't apply for college at all, just because it was really unclear about how much I would have to end up paying, maybe even impossible without applying first. There will be many families who won't apply first.

Another issue is that colleges are jacking up prices across the country. Some of these costs come from resort style landscaping, logo designs from time design firms, PR firms (UC Davis paid 6 figures for damage control regarding the paper spray incident), and probably a lot of other things students may not want to pay for, especially for staying in college debt until your 50s like Barack and Michelle Obama did. But there's little collective forces to oppose these adminstristrations' decisions. Right now just the people attending or about to attend school. Once they graduate, everything's already paid for, and now they're just focusing on dealing with the debt. If the money is coming primarily from all the tax payers, there's much more leverage and tools to audit and negotiate with university spending.

The Rich not paying more for college in free college or all is a myth. They will pay more, to the IRS. We don't need to waste money on a separate income verification and distribution system at every single school. We already have a refined and robust system, the IRS.

Free college for all is not just something that we should pay for to 'invest in our kids'. It's the most economically efficient approach to college.

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Be Gentle, It’s My First Time (Donating)

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I'm 45. I've been a registered republican since I was 18, though the last time I voted for a republican president was the first time "W" ran. I did not vote for him the second time and haven't voted republican since.

I feel like the republican party has shifted way to far right for me to be remotely comfortable with their positions and policies. I'm more fiscally conservative but socially liberal, and the republican part of today sickens me. The rhetoric from family members parroting Fox news talking points all over Facebook sickens me. Legit sick to my stomach feeling interacting with my own family members who can't even see the republican policies they defend so rabidly are having a huge negative impact on their own lives, on their own children's lives.

I've been told, by my own family members that only people who can't provide for themselves or their families vote democrat, yet I'm relatively successful in my eyes, and much more successful in my career than any of those family members.

I've been told that democrats are cowards, and couldn't defend out nation if needed, that only republicans are true patriots. I've been told this by my own family members who never served in the military, the irony lost on them that I spent 5 years on active duty in the Marines.

I've been told that college is dangerous, I've had family members tell me they hope their child doesn't go to college. This from family members who bounce from job to job while struggling financially or being supported by their spouse.

I can't take it any more. Today was the final straw in bs, hypocritical nonsense from family members. So today I decided to make a change. Instead of addressing their nonsense head on, which has proven to be pointless, I've decided to counteract their ignorance in another manner.

Today is the first time in my life that I've ever made political contributions. I donated $ 100 to the cause.

Every time I feel like I've reached the end of my patience dealing with their nonsense, I'll make another contribution!

Good luck Bernie. You have my support!

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Happy New year everyone! It was such an amazing thing to see this sub on fire today. From the people donating $2.00 to the people maxing out to the people that were donating for the first time: you guys rock

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I feel lucky to be apart of something so big. Not me, us!

Thank you again to everyone who donated, no matter the amount.

Bernie 2020!

Can't wait to see the totals. Either way, it's going to be huge because we did it together. No billionaires or fancy fundraisers. Just hardworking people. 🙂

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Well you Berniecrats, you really did it this time

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You finally convinced me to vote for Bernie!

Maybe this post is a little bit of political catharsis, but I just wanted to finally admit it. Admittedly, I am not as progressive as Bernie Sanders or probably even most of you, but after my first candidate dropped out, I realized that I was not satisfied with my second choice of Joe Biden. I'm concerned with electability, but I'm not confident with Biden anymore and Bernie WINS against Trump in polls (not to depend too much on polls). And aside from electability, I'm just so done with the status quo. People are dying. With a movement like ours at the bottom and a person like Bernie at the top, we're going to change the structural problems of this nation. I want to thank my friend, a steadfast Bernie supporter who has been prodding me on my political stubbornness for a year and a half now, and I want to urge all of you to be like him. Keep talking to your friends and family. Tell them why you support Bernie because if I can switch, so can they. I'm the political director of my school's College Democrats club, so I'll be working on that from my end.

Anyways, that's all for me for now, and I hope to be getting more involved soon! We're going to do this together!

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Be prepared! Request time off for voting!

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We are getting close to the primary, I just wanted to remind people to start putting in your requests at work to get the day off or a short shift for your primary state.

Here are the dates https://www.270towin.com/2020-election-calendar/

Be prepared, offer rides to friends, bring some snacks!

Make sure if your giving out snacks not to push your candidate while doing so, we don’t want Bernie to get in trouble for bribing people with snacks 🐶

Remind your friends about getting time off too! Plan a pre voting meal or make it a fun get together. Bring a Nintendo switch and entertainment.

Making history can be fun and I hope that many of us will have a good time changing the future!

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