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The Greatest Gift Bernie Sanders Gave Us Was Each Other

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by Kathy Copeland Padden   12/11 article in Medium

We looked to our left and right and saw thousands who shared a passion for fairness and equality. No longer feeling alienated and shunned, we embraced our new tribe and celebrated our new-found camaraderie. Berners worked together, developed enduring friendships, and fed off each other’s enthusiasm, proving civic engagement isn’t always boring.

Bernie was, and is, the uniting force of the modern Progressive Movement he brought to the forefront of American politics. No matter what transpires in 2020 or beyond, Bernie Sanders changed the U.S. political landscape and millions of lives forever just by being Bernie Sanders.

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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 (more...)

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