LOS ANGELES — Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders July 26 met with the local ethnic and independent media here – including India-West – in an effort to reach out and engage with minority communities, to explain his campaign’s message of unity and to understand their unique concerns.
In the coming months, his campaign intends to reach out and engage with immigrants and communities of color across the country. The senator was accompanied by his wife Jane and campaign national co-chair Nina Turner. Members of the media representing the Indian American, African American, Filipino, Chinese, Armenian and Latino communities attended the event.
“Long before Donald Trump, we had tribalism, demagogues in this country who divided the country on the basis of race, color and immigration,” Sanders told the gathering. “Contrary to that ideology, we want to bring in all the communities not to look at what divides us but to look at the common issues which brings us together,” Sanders told the reporters, who had been selectively invited to attend the roundtable event.
“It is a struggle to bring everybody together because each community has their individual concerns, however there are some major issues on which we can all come together, such as healthcare, income inequality, gentrification, student debt, climate change, infrastructure, education etc.,” he continued. “My goal as president is to put an end to the climate of divisiveness and hatred that is so prevalent under Trump’s administration and to bring people together as Americans, create a world where we negotiate with international powers through dialogues and not wars, spending less money on weapons of mass destruction and more on alleviating human needs.”https://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/presidential-hopeful-bernie-sanders-meets-with-ethnic-media-to-understand/article_f0a642a0-b3c3-11e9-8831-d397f6eced31.html
Not one attempt to include the American citizens of all colors, and all races who have seen their jobs sent to other countries and watched as non-immigrant guest workers were imported to take the remaining jobs.
It is as if our Presidential Candidates could care less if you can provide for your family and your concerns are immaterial to them.
I want to change that, but I can’t do it sitting on the sidelines.
And I believe your children, and your grandchildren deserve a future which will give them the opportunity to pursue the American Dream if that is what they want to do.