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Here's What This Bernie Supporter Wants You To Know About Staying Politically Active

"The struggle goes on for those of us who are still Sanders."

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign officially ended when he endorsed Hillary Clinton in July. But for those of you who still support him, it’s your “responsibility” to remain politically active. 

That’s the message from Linda Sarsour, a civil rights activist who supports Sanders. If you don’t live in a swing state ― New Hampshire, Nevada, Wisconsin or Virginia, to name a few ―  “you can vote your conscience,” Sarsour said. 

“Anyone you want. Write in Bernie. Vote Jill [Stein],” Sarsour suggested. 

But if you do live in a swing state, she says you have a “responsibility to protect the most vulnerable,” whom Trump relentlessly attacks

“[Trump is] prepared to suppress our movements,” she said, “crack down on us in ways we haven’t seen in our lifetime yet.”

In the video above, watch Sarsour explain the importance of political activism, especially in local elections, and community organizing. 

Video produced by Omar Kasrawi, edited by Lee Porcella and shot by Dan Fox, Melissa Pelicano and Sam Wilkes. 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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