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Evolution: Why another former Hillary Clinton supporter has come to feel the Bern

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Confessions of a former Hillary supporter.

I had a "Ready for Hillary" logo as my desktop before she'd officially announced. I'm a lifelong progressive and loved Bill, voted for him twice and thought she'd be great at carrying on his legacy. The only possible pause I had was if Elizabeth Warren had entered the race. When that didn't happen, I was on board.

I saw Bernie Sanders' announcement and didn't hear past the words "Democratic SOCIALIST" -- I think I laughed out loud that someone with that label was even running.

I then started discussing it with a friend who supports Bernie (believing I'd win her over to being a Hillary supporter). It's human nature to defend one's positions, and I'm no exception. But there is a point where it's more important to do the right thing than to "be right" about an initial decision. I'm an attorney, and critical thinking skills and weighing evidence and, above all, seeking justice before coming to (or changing) a conclusion is what my life has been about for a long, long time.

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Why did I switch? Why am I urging you to?

Give me the couple of minutes (or more if you follow the links) it takes to digest this page and you'll see. This election is like no other in our lives and your vote is important. You owe it to yourself, your kids, their kids, and to our country to think this through. Even if you're sure you won't switch, you need to consider the issues in depth.

So -- here's why:

" 1. The Environment

" 2. Preserving American jobs / People over corporations:

" 3. Combination of #1 and #2: * MONSANTO *

" 4. Universal Healthcare

" 5. Racism and equality

" 6. Foreign Policy

" 7. Emails and concern over transparency and legal issues

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