Bernie's campaign was never about one person, it was never about winning one election, it was about sparking a political revolution and toppling the status-quo. That's why it is critical to continue Bernie's fight.
Besides Ferrari rides and a ton of high-end golf attire, Bob McDonnell scored a custom monogrammed Rolex that spelled out his job title at the time, "71st Governor of Virginia," which was either a futile reminder or a grim joke.
Jerry and I have been Bernie's constituents in Vermont for 35 years. We've seen him in action. We've the seen his consistency, his passion, and his integrity in working for low and middle-income people--especially those who have been marginalized and discriminated against.
"Sometimes, when something really matters, you have to put your body on the line."
We cannot afford to elect a President with a history bad judgement, inconsistent positions, and who has used public service as a vehicle for private gain. In other words, we cannot afford the status-quo.
With the 2016 election around the corner, there is no better time to spotlight this issue and make clear to the presidential candidates that we need to stamp big money out of our political system.
Citizens United brought about a new order. It established a corporate right that privileged corporations--as if there was a newly recognized corporate personhood that trumped "We the People." Citizens United has hurt the American people.