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And nothing but the truth straight to you from his campaign team. Bernie visited the GM plant at Lordstown where thousands of good paying factory jobs are at stake. Nobody fights for the workers as hard and smart as Bernie does. See the video

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Bernie Sanders visited the Lordstown plant recently with a message for General Motors

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Last year, the CEO of General Motors made almost $22 million in compensation — nearly 300 times what the average worker at the company makes each year.

At the same time, GM is closing a number of profitable plants and shipping those jobs overseas, including one in Lordstown, Ohio.

I visited the Lordstown plant recently with a message for General Motors, and that is if corporations like GM think they can throw workers out on the street while they’re making billions in profits and then line up to receive even more money from federal government contracts, well… that ain’t going to happen when I am president.

We made a short video from our visit. You need to see what is happening in Lordstown. The piece is quite powerful. Watch and share it with your friends on social media:

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Lordstown is an example of the horrific impact on a small town and a community when a company like General Motors gives billions of dollars in stock buybacks to make the very rich even richer while closing down plants and shipping those jobs overseas.

I have always felt there is something profoundly wrong with people and businesses that have so much money yet still decide that they are willing to step over working people, many with families and young children, in order to get more and more.

And what we have to decide is whether in our democracy, we are going to allow a handful of businesses on Wall Street to close down profitable plants like the one in Lordstown.

What we have to decide is whether or not we should allow a company like GM — which received a $50 billion bailout from the taxpayers of this country — to throw thousands of productive workers out on the street.

To say the least, that does not show a lot of love and gratitude.

So what we are going to do on this campaign, and when I am in the White House, is tell companies like General Motors that they are going to start being good corporate citizens — that their greed is going to end.

We are going to tell them that they will no longer continue to treat their workers with disdain and contempt.

And that starts with spreading the word about what GM is doing in places like Lordstown.

So please, watch our video from Lordstown and share it on your favorite social media channels like FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

This is important. People need to see what is happening in Lordstown.

Thank you for sharing their story.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders


 

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Right now, our biggest advantage is the energy and enthusiasm of millions of people who are ready to fight to transform this country. No other campaign has that.

And our job right now is to build the organization and staff in states capable of channeling that enthusiasm into votes.

It’s something we’ve done in places like Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. It’s something we have to do more of in places like California and a number of Super Tuesday states, where a lot of delegates are won.

And if we can do that now, we’ll be the first campaign to do so. That means we’ll be the first campaign building relationships, and the first ones talking to voters.

That would give us a real advantage. One we didn’t have last campaign where we had to fight to catch up to the enthusiasm. But that is only possible right now with your support – so here’s where I ask:

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Here is the truth: running for president is an extraordinarily expensive endeavor. It costs an obscene amount of money. Proving it can be done without begging millionaires and billionaires for money is something I am very proud of. You should be too.

But because the response to emails like this one is primarily how we fund this campaign, it means I have to ask. And this one is a very important request.

Our campaign has a bit of a problem on our hands, and we were hoping you might help.

The good news is, we have far more individual donations to our campaign than anyone else. At more than 1 million, we’re about three times ahead of anyone else.

The bad news is, our average donation amount is far less than anyone else. This month our average donation is lower than it’s ever been – right around $14.

That means it takes 200 donations to match 1 max-out check being scooped up at a swanky fundraiser held by one of our opponents.

So we have two choices: we need more donations or we need people to give just a bit more than they have before.

Right now, most first-time donors are giving three dollars. If you could possibly chip in $10, we’d be back on track to hold our fundraising advantage. And that’s important, because if we do, we’ll win. What do you say?

Can you make a donation to our campaign today? Help us hold our fundraising advantage in this race. Combine that with our organizing and enthusiasm advantage, and we’re going to win.

Thank you very much for everything you do to power this campaign. We are doing something totally unique in the way this effort is funded — something that will change the future of American politics. And that’s only possible because of people like you.

All my best,

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Campaign Manager

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There is a good reason the political and financial establishment of this country are gearing up to stop our campaign:

It is because we are going to win.

And the reason we are going to win is because we are telling the truth about the reality of American life today.

We are talking about a reality in which almost all of the wealth and income in this country is going to the top 1 percent.

We are talking about a dysfunctional health care system that prioritizes the profits of healthy industry CEOs and stock prices over the need to provide quality care for everyone in a cost-effective way.

We are talking about the tragedy for our nation that hundreds of thousands of bright young people who have the desire and ability to get a college education will not be able to do so because their families lack the money.

We are talking about a reality where the top 25 hedge fund managers in this country make more money than the combined salaries of every kindergarten teacher and billionaires get huge tax breaks while our children get broken chairs, flooded classrooms and inadequate support staff in their schools.

We are talking about a fossil fuel industry that continues to make huge profits while their carbon emissions destroy the planet for our children and grandchildren.

We are talking about a corrupt system of campaign finance that allows a few wealthy individuals and corporations to buy our candidates and our elections. Today, virtually no piece of legislation can get passed unless it has their approval.

The billionaire class in this country has never had it so well, and they see us as an existential threat to their profits and to their way of life. And they are right – we are.
That is why they are willing to do anything and spend unlimited amounts of money to stop our campaign.

But we have something they don’t have, and that is the people.

And together, what we are proving is that you don’t have to run around the country hustling millionaires and billionaires for money.

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