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At #BernieInChicago kickoff event because this journalist isn’t about to take word of some former Clinton campaign official or surrogate who may go on MSNBC or CNN to make claims about rally, even though they weren’t there
.@tommiesreunion gospel choir warming up crowd at Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign kickoff event in Chicago #BernieInChicago
Destiny Harris, 18 year-old black queer woman from west side of Chicago, who speaks about #NoCopAcademy, gentrification, housing discrimination, killing of Laquan McDonald by CPD officer, her school being shut down by Rahm Emanuel #BernieInChicago
Ashley Galvan-Ramos tells her story of housing discrimination and how her family was displaced by gentrification from Logan Square. She describes how she is part of youth groups fighting powerful officials in Chicago #BernieInChicago
Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s with a line that draws big applause: “Ice cream is good, but president of United States who truly stands for justice, in all its flavors, that is euphoric.”
Rep. Ro Khanna says Bernie Sanders led passage of first war powers resolution in history of Senate - to end civil war in Yemen. Highlights famine in country. Talks about spending money on human needs instead of endless wars #BernieInChicago
Nina Turner, co-chair of 2020 campaign, says Bernie Sanders understood how city treated African American residents like second-class citizens in 1960s. And he understood city needed acts of civil disobedience
Shots of the diverse crowd of supporters here for Bernie Sanders #BernieInChicago
Bernie Sanders: “We will not continue to spend $700 billion on the military.” He describes social programs his administration would invest in. We are not going to invest in never-ending wars, he adds #BernieInChicago
Bernie Sanders describes his years in Chicago. Says he learned a lot more off-campus than on the campus of University of Chicago
Bernie Sanders says learned about how wars get started, about racism, poverty and other social ills. He highlights how UofC owned segregated housing, & he joined CORE to fight racial discrimination, and staged one of first sit-ins for civil rights in the North #BernieInChicago
Bernie Sanders makes it clear that those engaged in civil rights movement in the south were risking their lives and far more than he or anyone else was by protesting in Chicago #BernieInChicago
Nothing I tweet here can capture the vivid description Bernie Sanders gave of how he and several activists fought against segregated schools and challenged “Willis Wagons” - monstrosities where black students were being taught in and boiling in the heat #BernieInChicago
“We are going to end the national embarrassment of having more people in jail than any other place on Earth.” -Bernie Sanders #BernieInChicago
Bernie Sanders says we are going to end private prisons, the War on Drugs, and cash bail so no one is jailed for being poor #BernieInChicago
Bernie Sanders speaks about income inequality, adds we have got to end the “disparity within the disparity.” Goes on to talk about erosion of black wealth in America, as well as predatory lending #BernieInChicago
Bernie Sanders mentions “as forces of militarism have kept us engaged in never-ending wars” we are fighting to end the war in Yemen #BernieInChicago
Bernie Sanders argues we are not just on the brink of winning an election but transforming the country.

*Enact federal jobs guarantee bill
*Build affordable housing
*Support family-based agriculture
*Pass gun safety legislation
*Protect woman’s right to choose #BernieInChicago
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