As you always say, health care is a right not a privilege. We need single payer; and now is not the time to postpone introducing your legislation but exactly the time to introduce it.
Lauren Steiner: In California, we can get a ban on fracking, single-payer health care, free public college and universities and more of Bernie’s platform, if progressives heed Bernie’s call to take over the Democratic party and run for office.
Lauren Steiner: I am skeptical about the party’s ability to change and am part of a new campaign started by former campaign staffers and super volunteers to recruit Bernie to start a new people’s party.
Lauren Steiner: If you don’t like Jill or the Green Party, or if you don’t think third parties have a chance in our rigged system, or if you simply want to vote for the man who you supported all year in the primaries and stick it to the DNC, you can write in Bernie, and your vote will be counted.
Lauren Steiner: Thursday night, rather than walk out on Clinton’s speech, most of the delegates decided they wanted to stay and chant. California created the chants and shared them via a text from the Bernie Delegates Network.
Lauren Steiner: I am alarmed by what I have been reading about your possible endorsement of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire tomorrow. I am asking that you hold off on an endorsement until after the vote.
Lauren Steiner: I sat through the 45 minute panel growing increasingly more infuriated by inaccurate comments by the moderator and the panel and lack of rebuttal.
Lauren Steiner: Despite the importance of the Hearing Board, the political machine thinks it can dole out a slot or two on the 5-member board as $50,000-a-year favors to whomever it pleases.
Lauren Steiner: Interestingly, a good number of people—including most of the people wearing union shirts—gave us the thumbs up and indicated they were supporting Bernie.
Lauren Steiner: “On the first day of Christmas, Bernie gave to me, an end to inequality. On the second day of Christmas, Bernie gave to me, 15 bucks an hour and an end to inequality.”
Lauren Steiner: Education is not a business. It is a public institution which must not be privatized like so many other public institutions, services and resources have been in the neoliberal society we live in today.
Lauren Steiner: Bernie is asking us to become engaged citizens working directly on issues via local and statewide campaigns. That way, even if he should not get elected, we will have built and trained a grassroots army ready to pressure elected officials on the issues of importance to us.
Lauren Steiner: We must call out Karen Bass for supporting the President’s corporate deal at the expense of the best interests of her constituents. And we must ask her to do the right thing when the bill is re-introduced in the next few days.