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This is What Hope Looks Like: 600+ #FeelThebern Bernie Sanders Volunteers in Philly. Bernie is Rocketing!!

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I went to a Bernie Sanders organizing event in Philly today. The photo I took from the back of the room is below. Look at the photo and Feel it. Feel the energy, the passion, the enthusiasm, the HOPE that all of us in that room felt. Remember this was an organizing event for volunteers. Bernie Sanders was not there. No surrogates were there. Zak Exley from Moveon.org was there coordinating a team of people and coordinating some of the organizing. Some organizing experts were also there giving tips on petitioning. There were over 600 people there. One person tweeted me that he couldn't sign up because the event was "sold out" and he was turned away by the website. It WAS standing-room only.

600+ Volunteers at Philly Bernie Sanders training
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I've never seen a volunteer event with so many people, certainly not during the Obama campaigns. Back then I was impressed with 100 or 120 volunteers in one place. This, with over 600, was mind boggling.
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First we were given detailed instructions on how to do petitioning and sign-ups for delegates.
I liked this screen in particular.

Training slide from Bernie Sanders Volunteer training
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Then, Zak Exley announced that people who were hosting events should come up and announce where the event would be. Then, people who would attend the events-- where training and materials for petitioning and other volunteer work would be provided. I started the video as Zak was explaining the process. Then scores of volunteer event organizers follow, each saying where. The sheer magnitude of the #feelthebern energy was incredible.


 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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