Let me begin by saying I do not claim to speak for the group or anyone other than myself. The below is based on my feelings, observations, communications, and feelings others have expressed to me.
For those that believe the Sanders supporters are just millennials that want free stuff, you could not be farther from reality. First, there are millennial Republicans and traditional democrats. The millennials in the movement are passionate about stopping corruption, including corruption in the Democratic Party, the government, and the political process itself, getting big money out of politics, passionate about women’s rights and equal pay, human justice, social justice, the environment, stopping the domination of the military industrial complex and so much more, the same issues as those of us who are not in that age range, and there are so many more of us than most of you realize. There are those that try to marginalize the movement by saying it is just youth wanting free stuff and those that do that do so at their own political peril.
The anger is real and the anger is justified. The DNC colluded with the Clinton campaign against Senator Sanders and therefore by default, against 13 million of us who are very politically active. We knew it was happening and now everyone else does too.
While I appreciate Secretary Clinton in her Thursday night acceptance speech acknowledging Senator Sanders and those of us who support him, one more sentence from her could have gone a long way: “I also want to say that it was wrong the way the DNC treated the Sanders campaign and I apologize and will continue to reach out and try to make it right.” Instead we got told to fall in line, and isn’t that more the Republican way of doing things? Think about it.
I am running against Luke Messer, previously a Koch Brothers Legal advisor, hand-picked successor to Mike Pence and a fall in line, big money, bought and paid for politician. He has not lifted a finger to stop the pollution of the Ohio River, he has voted to cut veterans benefits, he has voted to cut healthcare benefits, and his goal is to further himself, not the people. If you’re in this district I ask for your vote, because the Alternative is Unacceptable.
Now, questions on the convention!