Why I'm Presently Voting for Bernie Sanders

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 8:25 PM

As someone who'll be a first time voter in this election, I, along with many other people throughout this country, am fed up with "politicians" and not interested in engaging in a political process that's rigged.

Why I'm Presently Voting for Bernie Sanders

We're living in unprecedented times; the fallacies of America are presently being told by those who have been most affected. As someone who'll be a first time voter in this election, I, along with many other people throughout this country, am fed up with "politicians" and not interested in engaging in a political process that's rigged. Just this week we saw how the Clintons continue to to demonstrate that they're unwilling to hear to the concerns of youthful Black voters, when former President Bill Clinton shouted over protestors at a campaign rally.

Black people in this country aren't looking for a savior, we're looking for people that'll stand with us, fight with us and shackle themselves to us in the midst of it all. A person'south actions speak highly about one'south character. For more than forty years, Senator Bernie Sanders has been on the frontlines of direct action against the very institution he as a white man could've benefitted from.

A few weeks ago, I penned an article expressing why I wasn't inspired to vote for Senator Sanders at that time. I felt that during his visit here to Baltimore, there was a missed opportunity to be engaged in many of us who traditionally haven't been a portion of the process. Senator Sanders could've taken the route of ignoring this call for accountability, instead he and his team have worked to set up a relationship with youthful people here on the ground in Baltimore. From weekly phone calls to consistent efforts to fill the void between us and our representatives and those of us who have previously been un-engaged, it'south actions love these which prove that Senator Sanders is still willing to stand with those of us who have never had a voice in politics.

I believe Bernie Sanders is the only candidate that truly believes a better tomorrow exists for the millions of unengaged youthful people fighting to create a prosperous future. We cannot afford to go backwards. Not only is Senator Sanders fighting the for the issues that matter most to the minimum among us but he did so yesterday, and I believe he'll wake up tomorrow with his mind set on carrying this fight forward. I honestly can't declare that about any other candidate for president.

Bernie'south been fighting for modify for longer than I've been alive, and he's remained committed and determined to keep an finish to racial oppression and colorline inequity just as he was when he was arrested while shackled to the causes of Black people in the 'sixty. His justice reform proposal mirrors the aims of the Black Lives Matter movement, and his economic policy positions will benefit distressed communities in ways that could finally start to reverse the damage caused by the so-called war on drugs.

Pay equity, a $15 minimum wage, saving families on average $5.000 per year in health care costs, investing $1trillion dollars in infrastructure, are proposals that invest in rebuilding running down elementary schools on the W side of Baltimore, and reopening countless others on the S side of Chicago. These priorities are fundamentally excellent for the 'hood. Bernie Sanders is unapologetic about that.

Bernie Sanders is a man who's true to his morals and values. A sitting United States Senator who's refused to be portion of the political machine, Bernie Sanders is a seasoned revolutionary willing to amplify the voices of those of us who have for too long been neglected and unengaged.

I'm pleased to vote for Bernie Sanders, a man with the heart, the will and the bravery to engage.

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