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Organizer kicking off #BeAHero rally in Bristol, Vermont, asks why there needs to be another military branch devoted to space when Americans don’t have health care. @MariInTheHouse, @AdyBarkan and @SenSanders scheduled to speak soon.
Not sure I’ve seen this before: @MariInTheHouse, nurse running for state rep, introduces her three rivals for Dem primary and lets them each plug their campaign pages. Says she “feels like I have three new brothers.”
Now @AdyBarkan speaking. Apologizes for his difficulty because of ALS (and after intense #BeAHero tour). Calls for universal health care - gets round of applause.
“Every single one of the major Democratic candidates will be running on a single payer plan,” @adybarkan says about 2020. “That is progress.”
Next speakers are running a little behind, so there’s some time to kill.

“Let’s sing some songs,” someone shouts from crowd.

“Can we sing ‘This Land Is Your Land’ again?” @MariInTheHouse suggests. So we get a reprise.
Progressives are in a “monumental struggle” to get universal health care, @SenSanders says.

But other groups have faced monumental struggles too, he adds — the suffragettes a century ago, for instance — and now, it seems impossible that we would deny women the right to vote.
Bernie references @PeterSullivan4’s story on private interests mobilizing to stop single-payer and predicts they’ll run TV ads to scare people away.

“Mark my words,” Bernie says. “I would bet you, but I don’t want to take your money.”…
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