For Immediate Release
Sanders’ California Victory Is A Big Win for Organized People Power
WASHINGTON - People’s Action hailed the win by Sen. Bernie Sanders in California on Super Tuesday as a decisive victory for organized people power. People’s Action members and member groups were active in organizing across the state in the days leading up to tonight's vote. California’s 415 pledged delegates make it the biggest prize on Super Tuesday.
“That’s what people power looks like,” People’s Action’s Ryan Greenwood said. “People in the multiracial class know that our lives are on the line in this election. We can either have a nominee who sidelines our needs in the name of not rocking the boat, or we can have a candidate who will fight beside us for a world that works for everyone. Tonight we chose us.”
People’s Action’s California efforts were anchored by Student Action, San Francisco Rising Action Fund, and Ground Game LA. The latter canvassed doors for Bernie from Santa Monica to Pacoima to East Los Angeles to Long Beach. Fifty thousand people accessed their voter guide online. People’s Action’s national volunteer program also held more than 130,000 conversations via text with Los Angeles County voters.
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“Bernie speaks to the real needs and aspirations of so many who have been failed by politics as usual,” Ground Game LA President Tabatha Yelos said. “That’s why he’s built the most diverse coalition of supporters in history, old and young, immigrant and native born, every color and religion, he presents a unique opportunity to win a better future for everyone.”
In the San Francisco Area, San Francisco Rising Action Fund and Student Action engaged students at San Francisco State and San Francisco City College, holding spot canvasses, class wraps, and tabling, sharing 10,000 copies of their printed voter guide. Our national volunteer program supplemented their efforts with 17,000 text conversations with young voters in the area.
“We’re just getting started with our 2020 work,” People’s Action’s Laurel Wales said. “We know that there’s a long way to go until the Democratic National Convention, to say nothing of the general election. But let me tell you something: this movement is grounded in building across race, class, gender, and generational lines. It’s stronger than anything they can throw at us, and it’s going to win.”
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