Monday, July 27, 2015

UP Supporters for Bernie Sanders to hold organizing event July 29 at Orpheum Theater

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about the need for renewable energy during the Sept. 20, 2014, panel discussion held in New York City in conjunction with the Climate March the following day. Sanders will speak to supporters in a live online national broadcast on Wednesday, July 29. UP Supporters for Bernie Sanders will host an event including the broadcast at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock. (Photo by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now)

HANCOCK --UP Supporters for Bernie Sanders will hold an organizing meeting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at The Orpheum/Studio Pizza, 426 Quincy Street in Hancock, for those interested in supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign for President.

The meeting will include two parts. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bernie supporters will have an opportunity to meet one another and share their stories about why they support Bernie. Beginning at 7 p.m. (EDT) a live online broadcast will feature Bernie and campaign staff discussing concrete steps supporters can all take together to build the movement.

Allan Baker, who videotaped a panel discussion including Bernie on Sept. 20, 2014, the evening before the New York City Climate March, helped organize this event at the Orpheum along with hostess Anne Newcombe.

Here is Baker's video clip in  which Bernie expresses his views on what could be done in the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gases and the dependence on fossil fuels:

During a panel discussion held Sept. 20, 2014, at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York's upper east side in conjunction with the New York City Climate March, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders expresses his views on the need for renewable energy to fight climate change. (Video by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now)

"When Bernie spoke he talked about what could be done about climate change as well as forces slowing down the movement," Baker said. "He is not a candidate that has trouble staying on message, for he just tells the straight truth. Others who spoke that night were Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and Kshama Sawant -- but it was Bernie who was the more inspiring that night because what he said, he is still saying it and now on the national stage! No matter that the coal, gas and oil companies have control of Congress, his country can and should move quickly toward wind, geothermal and solar electric generation."

Come join your fellow Yoopers, enjoy some food and drink, and hear the man who has been breaking venue records. The meeting will start with some basic organizing principles, will broadcast Bernie addressing the nation at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, and will follow up with next steps. Please bring your friends, family and co-workers.

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