Sen. Bernie Sanders\u0026#039; 2020 presidential campaign asked volunteers and supporters to take to social media on Monday and share their personal reasons for supporting the senator\u0026#039;s White House bid—accompanied by the hashtag #MyBernieStory—in an innovative effort to expand Sanders\u0026#039; grassroots movement.\u0022The Bernie 2020 campaign is a movement, and we have the largest volunteer base in the race.\u0022 —Claire Sandberg, Sanders 2020 national organizing directorThe response was \u0022overwhelming,\u0022 Sanders\u0026#039; national organizing director Claire Sandberg said in a statement on Tuesday.Just hours after the launch of the #MyBernieStory campaign through the BERN app—an online organizing tool that allows supporters to record a video, share it on social media, and encourage others to participate—the hashtag soared to the top of Twitter\u0026#039;s trending list as Sanders backers flooded the platform with a diverse array of personal stories.\u0022Our campaign motto is Not Me, Us,\u0022 said Sandberg, \u0022and that is directly reflected in this incredible show of support from working people across America. It\u0026#039;s these grassroots volunteers who will ensure Bernie Sanders wins the primary and defeats Donald Trump.\u0022I\u0026#039;m a Filipina #WOCforBernie and this is my #MyBernieStory of why I support @BernieSanders to be the next POTUS in 2020. Join me in this political revolution to transform our country so it works for all not just the few! #NotMeUs https://t.co/P0Sk46SbH9 pic.twitter.com/wZmiYWd1DY— The Bern Identity (@bern_identity) August 12, 2019Amal Altareb, a Yemeni-American and Yale University student whose close family lives in the war-torn nation, said she supports Sanders\u0026#039; presidential campaign because she believes the Vermont senator would end U.S. complicity in the world\u0026#039;s worst humanitarian crisis and bring the years-long war to an end.\u0022If Bernie is elected,\u0022 said Altareb, \u0022my family and the Yemeni people will have hope again that the war can stop.\u0022Imagine the US with Bernie as president? The world? Voting for @BernieSanders because he’ll make moral \u0026amp; humane foreign policies (ending the US intervention in Yemen’s war)! #myberniestory lmk how you feel about this election by taking this 1-min survey: https://t.co/Se7BBaMjdb pic.twitter.com/Z6mTec6Qc5— Amal Altareb (@amal_altareb) August 12, 2019Other Sanders backers cited the Vermont senator\u0026#039;s consistent and principled advocacy for Medicare for All, his support for the Green New Deal, his plan to cancel the $1.6 trillion in student loan debt that is crippling millions, his fight for a living wage, and more.\u0022Imagine teaching hungry kindergarteners,\u0022 said one Sanders backer in his #MyBernieStory post. \u0022I support Bernie Sanders because that should be dystopic speculative fiction and not a common feature of our education system.\u0022Imagine teaching hungry kindergarteners. I support @BernieSanders because that should be dystopic speculative fiction and not a common feature of our education system.#myberniestory pic.twitter.com/46FIQa7w62— little jon quijote (@brotherbeat) August 12, 2019Sandberg said the success of the #MyBernieStory campaign is a testament to the strength and enthusiasm of Sanders\u0026#039; grassroots support across the United States.\u0022The Bernie 2020 campaign is a movement,\u0022 she said, \u0022and we have the largest volunteer base in the race.\u0022Watch my video to learn why I support @BernieSanders \u0026amp; how my life experience has contributed to me becoming a progressive. Then please take the survey on the 2020 election when you\u0026#39;re done. https://t.co/ce2Zy5EtSL #MyBernieStory pic.twitter.com/Lev3xiYOHi\u0026mdash; Teri Gidwitz (@terilg) August 12, 2019 As Common Dreams reported in February, the Sanders campaign said it reached one million volunteers less than a week after the senator launched his White House bid.The Sanders campaign said in a statement Tuesday that it has also \u0022developed the largest student organizing program of any 2020 presidential campaign,\u0022 reflecting the senator\u0026#039;s strong youth support.\u0022This is how we\u0026#039;re going to win,\u0022 tweeted Sandberg.