Over the past 15 months, Senator Bernie Sanders, candidate for U.S. President, generated a movement: A political revolution. One goal was to bring to light the broken policies and issues that concern and directly affect the 99%.
Both candidates garnered armies of supporters and volunteers. The process sparked new interest in young and old alike. It has been engaging for many that previously had not participated in the (electoral) process. New voices are joining the discussions and becoming informed of the political process and the decisions that directly affect their families and communities.
In Sanders’ endorsement speech he stated, “Hillary Clinton understands that we must fix an economy in America that is rigged and that sends almost all new wealth and income to the top one percent. Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in America works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. She believes that we should raise the minimum wage to a living wage. And she wants to create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure – our roads, bridges, water systems and wastewater plants… Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here today. Thank you all, very much!”
Unlike Donald Trump and the Republicans—the Democratic primary was focused on the pressing issues our country faces and how we can solve them. Democrats may have been divided on the candidates, but they’re largely united on the issues. The focus is no longer on Us alone…but Together we can and we will. The time to unite is now. The future will be shaped more by what happens on November 8 in voting booths across our nation.