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Why Bernie's Age Doesn't Matter

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The movement Sanders ignited wields influence through grassroots progressive powerhouses like Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, and empowers the working class, reshaping American politics. Look at the monumental victory and swelling popularity of Ocasio-Cortez, who prioritizes underserved communities and fearlessly speaks truth to power. Calls for change are getting louder; to pretend otherwise is to ignore the growing signs that America’s future is progressive

Bernie’s age often seems raised by people who don’t fully support his democratic socialism, which makes this concern feel all the more insincere. Is this really about fear of a life ending — or is it more about your fear of the clock running out on capitalism?

He will undoubtedly surround himself with like-minded allies and political gurus who fight for the same progressive values that have spanned his entire career.

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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the most (more...)

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