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New Bernie Sanders Book Release

Vermont senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders takes readers to the front lines of the fight against conservative POTUS Donald Trump‘s agenda in his new tell-all, Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance. Sanders’ earlier Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In became available shortly after Donald Trump’s election, documenting the sociopolitical implications of Sanders’ grassroots campaign in spite of his loss. This new release depicts what exactly happened after.

 

'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance' by Bernie Sanders

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During his 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders made headlines for his political beliefs, including his support of universal healthcare and a $15.00 federal minimum wage. With incessant news coverage of Donald Trump’s bombastic personality (and the shenanigans of this years’ news—think celebrity rapper Kanye West’s visit to the White House) Bernie Sanders hasn’t gotten the same amount of coverage despite remaining generally popular. Now, he’s revealing to the public what exactly he’s been doing in the past two years to represent progressive voices in the midst of a conservative administration.

 

Bernie Sanders with his earlier book, 'Our Revolution'

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Sanders writes in an excerpt:

During my campaign for president in 2016, I stated over and over again that the future of our country was dependent upon our willingness to make a political revolution. I stressed that real change never occurs from the top down. It always happens from the bottom up. No real change in American history—not the labor movement, the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, the gay rights movement, the environmental movement, nor any other movement for social justice—has ever succeeded without grassroots activism, without millions of people engaged in the struggle for justice.

While Where We Go From Here reveals a deep fear of political apathy, it also offers a “hopeful view of America’s uncertain future.” While political commentators believe the book hints at a 2020 campaign, Sanders has not confirmed these rumors.

 

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Bernie Talks Harvey Instead of Book Release on CNN

 

Rather than promote his latest book, Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, Bernie spent most of his airtime on CBS This Morning stressing the importance of standing together as a nation, especially during this time of crisis in Houston and throughout the Gulf Coast. 

 

Bernie Sanders

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“People don’t appreciate, unless you’re there, talking to the folks that have been impacted, what it means to lose the home that you lived in your whole life, that you lived in the day before. How are you going to rebuild it? Are you going to rebuild it? Where do you go?”

 

Sanders understands the struggle the citizens and Senators of Texas are experiencing; Hurricane Irene devastated Vermont in 2011, with damages totaling $730 million after 11 inches of rain. Houston has reported between 40 and 50 inches with more still to come.

 

“Look, it’s hard. Put yourself in the place of the Governor, preparing documentation. It has to be done efficiently, it has to be done rapidly. Now, right now, the immediate task is to make sure that we save lives, we protect people, that there are emergency shelters. The day after, that’s when we think about how to rebuild Houston. When you’re talking about bridges and roads and homes and people suffering, we have got to stand with the people.”

 

Released this morning and already a #1 Best Seller on Amazon, Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution is a political guide and call to arms for young adults in today’s America, regardless of political affiliation. 

 

Cover, Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

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“Millions and millions of people are giving up on our democratic institutions,” he said. “They don’t vote, they don’t get involved, they don’t know how to get involved. And what I think we need as a nation is for tens of millions of people — young people, working people, people who historically have not been involved in the political struggle — to get involved.” 

 

Sanders is positive about the optimism within this generation and generations to come. “I have seen these young people stand together, it’s a beautiful generation of young people, and what we want to do is see them get involved in the political process. This book provides the tools to do that.” 

 

We don’t know what the future holds for us, but Sanders is confident the current American system needs reform “beyond the stagnant agendas of Democrat and Republican politicians to build an equitable future for all Americans – especially the younger generation that will inherit the consequences.”

 

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution is the map you need to understand and navigate the United States’ current system of policy and government so you can affect change that reflects your values, whatever they may be.

 

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