Bernie Sanders last campaign: start for the elections 2020?
Together. My friends, we, have begun a, political. Revolution to. Train. Bernie. Sanders, lost, the primaries, choosing, the presidential. Candidate, for the Democratic, Party to Hillary Clinton, but. It was a glorious, loss it's, a beginning not, an end the. End of Bernie's campaign, marks, the start of a political, movement. But. How do you build such a movement and how, can a new political generation. Bring, American, democracy back, into, the hands of the people. This. Is back light, welcome, to the laboratory for truly, representative. Democracy. The. Judgment. Thanks. For joining us. In. The shadows at the bazaar race for the White House between, Hillary, Clinton and, Donald Trump, and inspired. By the remarkable, success of the Bernie Sanders campaign a new, movement, is now gearing up. During. The primaries, the, then 74. Year old Democratic. Socialist, Bernie Sanders. Came closer to a victory over Clinton than almost, any one friend, or foe had expected. Sanders. Won 43%. Of the popular, vote beating, Clinton, among young people his. Campaign, made primary, history, by receiving a record number of donations from individual. Citizens. Not, Wall Street. How, fun. And. Contributions. To. Conclude the, primary, season members, of the Democratic, Party convened, in Philadelphia. To choose their presidential, nominee, this. Is where the anti-establishment. Insurgent. Campaign, run, by independent, senator. Bernie Sanders, ultimately. Came, to a close. The, official, record and. I both. Thank, you very much I. Wanted. To ask you about this, moment, which. Basically, is. The you know the official end of the, campaign how. Did you experience, this moment. Bittersweet, and, we knew for. Quite some time that, the campaign was not going to be he was not going to win the presidential. Nomination, from. The Democratic, Party Jane. O'Meara, is not only mrs., Sanders, but, has been Bernie's closest, political adviser, for years and was, part of the core team leading his campaign, for president. For. Me the, low point of the campaign was the convention. It. Was difficult. They were. Not. Being, as. Warm. As we, might have liked it, was it was definitely a, convention. That didn't treat, our supporters, as, well as, we. Wanted, them to be treated. We. Stayed in to, move, the agenda forward, and make it as progressive, as we could and. Use as much leverage as, we, had the. Media was asking us every, day every time he was in front of a camera when. Are you going to drop out when are you going to endorse and, it. Was hard because it was clear, he was not going to be the nominee and, they started to say well this is just a personal thing that. He's doing no it. Was to get the health care in the higher education. Plans. Through, so we sat down we. Met with Secretary. Clinton for, a couple of hours in a hotel room to. Map. Out what, we needed you, know to be, able to, to. Move forward together, in, unity. One. Of the harder things was not going out to the protests, it. Was such a delicate, time that, we, wanted to have a unified, convention, and if. We went out the, media would have taken it totally out of context.
Thank, You senator, Sanders. Senator. Sanders, has moved, in the spirit, of unity to, suspend. As. The Sanders, campaign, became, more successful there. Was a growing sense among his supporters that the Democratic, Party wasn't, particularly, open to the new generation, of voters naught. Of the campaign, themes Bernie, Sanders, was bringing in, this. Becomes painfully, clear at the beginning of the Democratic, convention the. Party chairwoman, is forced to resign when 20,000. Internal, emails, released. Through WikiLeaks show, how the leadership, went to great lengths, to try to discredit, Bernie, Sanders, in order, to prevent a Clinton, defeat. What, Democratic. Party leaders had orchestrated, as a festive, show of unity turns. After the, WikiLeaks, exposure, into. A chaotic, scene of angry, Bernie delegates. Leaving, the convention, floor in protest. An. Interesting, situation Bernie. Sanders seats with us Bart empty, inside people. Outside here protesting, what they view as an unjust. Result. To. The new. The politics, is dirty it's time to clean it up on 66. Years old I have wisdom I've. Been a Democrat, for 45 years I didn't join the party just to support Bernie they're. Rubbing the, mud in our faces. To. Hear just before, the convention. What. Would I say a, confirmation. Of what we already knew, and had been complaining about for, six months. But, to have it be that everybody, knew and all our supporters, had, their. Concerns. Verified. Was. Really, hard and it was really hard for other people. More. Than it was for, us. Actually. I'm Sam I'm I'm saying more than it was for Bernie it was hard for me and for the kids. He. Felt. His. Response, was chain. What's. New here we, knew this this, is not a surprise. So. Nothing, has changed, but it was detrimental to. Moving forward immunity. That no one is more disappointed than. I am. Here. Around the country I hope. You take enormous pride, in, the, historical. Accomplishments. We are achieved. Evolution. Continued. It. Is nice to be home I. Think. The question, on the minds of a whole lot of people is okay we ran a great campaign we, woke up the American, people but. Where do we go from. Here. Burlington. Vermont the, headquarters, of the campaign, is where Bernie's, political, career started, as mayor. Then, congressman, and since, 2007. Senator. In Congress, if the. Democrats win back the Senate he is likely to become the chairman of the powerful Budget, Committee the Sanders. 2016. Campaign will live on in a new nationwide, movement, so. Tonight I want to introduce, you, to. A new independent. Nonprofit. Organization. Called. Our revolution. It, has always been, right, from the beginning a. Two-prong, approach it, was run, for the presidency, and began, a political, revolution so. We figured okay we're moving forward and now. We focus on the political revolution we, keep keep, that agenda, going, and, people. Engaged. Our. Revolution. Founded, by James Sanders, aim is to keep the campaign's key issues, high on the agenda of the media and wants. To help elect progressive, politicians, into office from. Councilmembers. And mayor's to, state and US representatives. They. Are running locally, on a political platform, similar, to the Sanders campaign, to, try to hold the ground that was gained during the primaries. If. We. Can hold that ground, and then, move forward and keep, on moving, forward, dealing. With criminal justice reform and immigration reform and all these issues that we've, outlined in, the in the platform, if we, can actually implement. Some of those changes, then. I think, we. Will have steered. The Democratic, Party in the right direction. If. The Democrats, don't. Move forward I think. There will be a third party I don't it's not our decision, it'll, be the people's decision but, if. I think things have changed, enough that people.
Have, Higher. Expectations, of, their government, now and they're. Not going to go away and say okay. The elections over we're, done we'll, be back in four years we'll. Miss the midterms, that's, not going to happen and we're, gonna do everything we can to make sure that doesn't happen there. Are major major. Major. Issues, that confront, us, today, and, we. Need your, help. We. Need the, idealism. And the, energy, and the intelligence. Of millions, of people, to, join us in the fight to. Make America, the kind of country, we know, it must become. When. You're building a movement you're, really trying, to. Organically. And systematically. Change. The idea, of what's possible in people's minds, and. In. An election everyone always knows what's possible maybe, that person will win right. Like, that's, what's possible, but, with a movement it's a much more soulful. Intellectual. Philosophical process. Of actually. Expanding, your mind to say. That's. Something that's change in my life that's. Something I deserve that. You know I have enough value that I demand these things and. That. Will never happen in an election cycle even. In a longer election cycle that will only happen over, the course of decades. Arun. Shah dari was creative, director for the Bernie Sanders, online, campaign, prior. To that he had worked closely with the man who entered the Oval Office in 2008. You know I was lucky enough to be the first White House videographer, which meant that I got to tail around after, the president holding a video camera and. It was a great job like an absolutely, outstanding job, and people always wonder how could you possibly have left it and while. It was a great job it was very. Demanding and very repetitive and I, remember. When. I came into work on st. Patrick's Day my, fourth year at the, so whatever was and they, had you know dined the fountain green and the tea shock was coming and basically everything we had done exactly the same for the last four, years a Patrick's day I was like I just don't want to do this anymore, I don't think I can handle this anymore it's just sort of too repetitive I'm not sure I'm getting anything out of it, and.
Sort. Of felt a little despondent about how was I gonna put, my energy and you know what, stories was I gonna tell you know I had been working for this one person for so long, literally. Focusing, on his face every morning. One. Of the reasons our campaign, is doing so well is, that we are discussing, the, real issues, facing the American people I was really excited when we heard that Bernie Sanders might be running he was someone who even in my sort of punk-rock youth, I had very much admired, and, you know they're all crooks in Congress but there's actually this one guy. And. More. Americans, are living in poverty than almost, any point in. Our nation system we, actually approached them and said we would like to do this we, think we'd be a good fit and after. Even only a couple of meetings, that. Was definitely the case I remember Bernie was, in our office and, he. Was having some. Talks with folks and his campaign about whether or not they were really gonna use the political revolution this, is subtitle, of this, campaign and he, knew he was in good hands when he looked over at us and he was like guys you think it's a good idea right the political revolution and we're of, course. Good, huntin. It. Is wrong that people, have to work two or three jobs to. Survive it is wrong, that young people, are leaving school. $50,000. In debt how, do you keep the momentum going up a movement like this I. Think. The idea that we, keep the momentum going is, is incorrect. I think the momentum goes. I think it's it I think a lot of the ways in which a, new. Kind of way of campaigning, and of doing politics, was was, formed was during the Obama campaign, those. Same tools were, then used, further, democratized. By. Bernie, Sanders, to. Sort of put cracks in the political machine that's going on our. Job, is to bring people. Together. Normally. A political, campaign is about control the fart along you get into it the more first-year. Volunteer, you know then your precinct, captain you get talking points, you're sort, of brought into a campaign, family this. Was a movement it relied so much on, people. In the community making. Content, sharing content, that, I wasn't gonna be able to control the look feel of our designers, weren't gonna be able to manipulate. Vote. For us the. Single mothers who work for seven dollars an hour and never quite make it the graduates, with dreams defer by crushing student debt the veteran we made. Our. Contents, knowing, that it was gonna kind of live in a sea of very. Colorful, self, created content, someone. Who kind. Of came into this. Campaign, from the Obama World Thinking user-generated, content, is kind of a fishy weird proposition. That I don't really want to have anything to do with to, being a cheerleader, and champion of it, the. Bernie Sanders campaign, message. Focusing, on income inequality and. The economy, of the 99%. Particularly. Resonated, with young people. Sanders, dominated. The youth vote beating, Clinton by 80% in, some states young people.
Understand. That, they are the, future of America, and, they intend, to help shape. I. Think. When, we're talking about the young people Bernie Sanders rally they have a very common experience which. Is the Great Recession 2008. They, have a time in which they were told that they were growing up in the richest country on earth but no one they know has any money everyone. Is working a million jobs but no one is getting ahead and I think they, feel. Inherently. Like, politicians. Were. Lying or lying, and will continue to lie about that and so, want to see an authentic, face on someone. That they will actually support, and I think you saw this really clearly with. Bernie Sanders I. Think. When I when, I watched, them you. Know in the beginning it. Brought, me back to that first debate when, I met Bernie I fell. In love with him then a mayor I think I mean I I fell in love with his ideas, I thought he embodied everything I ever believed, in and I, would see, that in people's eyes and I, remembered, having that feeling thinking oh I recognize. That, but. I. Think I think people liked, that he will he spoke, from the heart and he told, the truth. He, never changed, his words. From one group to the other he said the same thing to everyone whether they wanted to hear it or not. Thank. You for coming. We. Went to an event in Iowa, we. Drove up phil was driving, and Bernie said oh look, Phil. Look at look, at those lines of people what are we competing with, confuse. Us I think. That's you Bernie. You're. Not only protecting the, people in this community. The. First huge, rally we did was, in, Minneapolis where you, know we were trying to get bagels for a couple hundred people and, like 8,000 people showed up which, was, amazingly. Gratifying, to me and very reminiscent of Obama, it. Also I think showed, how. With. An insurgent, unlikely, campaign, like the Sanders campaign how you have to catch up with physical infrastructure. In. Phoenix, Arizona, there were like 10,000, people there where, we, were very surprised, I mean it did you know we were surprised when it happened, in Portland Maine but, not, shocked. In in, Arizona, we were we were shocked it. Was just it was exciting, as could be it. Was something. That we said. This. Can happen all over the country. The, movement that's built around Bernie Sanders, is a, specific. Response, to our times, you. Know we're living in, a post recession, post, citizens united, you. Know this. Generation, of people we have seen some things directly. That the culmination, of many decades of bad. Policy, and they've, come home to roost and. If. We and, I think specifically, people, are reacting against, those things, so. The thing that really got me excited was I think when when, he started pulling thousands, of people are rallies and it was just one of those things where, this, is sort of this moment where you suddenly have, see. Daddy like okay it stops changing and this. Is a really, a chance to like be a part of something that's gonna change the, world. After. College, and, I've actually worked at a hedge fund for. Ten months as, going, to work there for a year and a half and I didn't quite make it whenever. You asked anyone the hedge mire are doing this a couple of times like so why like what drives you why do you think is like a worthwhile thing I do and the usual, answer feel good was like well, increasing, liquidity in the market is a very elegant, like. That. Sounds like crap and so. I kind of thought, I'd saved up enough to, quit so I just quit and then the economy crashed so I lost most of my savings. When. It comes to economic, issues I think a lot of Millennials are facing, the, crunch quite, upfront thing. I think it's literally a destruction, of faith and the institutions, that they've been told of and so people are trying to you. Know to be cliche wake up and. Rethink. Those institutions, and rethink. What an actual overall. Just. Life, and government, should be so. I think that's. Great and I don't think that's gonna change until the institutions get fixed. Together. With other former, Sanders, campaign, staffers. Shoukata. Chakrabarti. Founded. Brand new congress from. The bottom up they, want to create a new political generation.
With People from all walks of life including. Both Democrats, and Republicans. They. Are already prepping, for the congressional. Midterm elections. Of 2018. If. We can get the, word out there and let people know that you know that together we're gonna go to keep this revolution, going forward, I think we're gonna be able to bring in not just people, who have been active for Bernie but, a whole swath of other people because this concept. Is gonna. Be bigger than a president, it's gonna be Congress, I don't think darn people, who vote Democrat, are bad the idea behind, brand, new Congress is that. What we want to do is recruit, and run over 400, congressional. Candidates for the 2018 races, but, as a single campaign. So as sort of special style you. Have one campaign, organization. One. Platform one plan and it's, basically, like the Bernie Sanders campaign except, at the top you have 400. People instead of just one it's we, think it's not that hard to win, and a lot of these primaries, but, we think the way to do it is not, doing a piecemeal one cat at a time we think you present, them yes big enough with a very, explicit goal if I vote I'm gonna get this very aggressive. Plan for, going. To 100 rubles, or by our midterm turnouts, for elections are low every. Single time. And it's always because you. Don't know who to trust you don't you, don't necessarily. Know. What you're voting for and you don't know why it matters so. That's the whole premise here is that if it's something big enough people, will go out to homes unity at the bottom people talk about the 99% all the time and if, we're gonna have the 99% truly, represented, that means there's gonna be a lot of different political ideologies represented. Right so, we've got to be able to be an open tent a big tent and that's the only way we think this is gonna work and I think it is gonna work because like I say I've spent the last year on the Sanders campaign go on city to city state, the state and seeing a real huge variety of people that are supporting this cause and this, platform we're, gonna be going around in this hundred city tour and in other ways recruiting. People that are already active in their communities in different ways right so we don't want just lawyers, and career politicians, we want doctors. And nurses. And stay-at-home, mom and dads in Congress, right we want to see a real, variety and diversity and, backgrounds, there's, also not much variety in, economic. Status. In Congress, most of these people are either millionaires. Or multi millionaires, and they spend their time talking, to other millionaires, and billionaires right so they got a very narrow window of, who they're trying to represent all, of the logistics, of running a campaign are actually going to be handled, by brand new Congress so that's that's the, the, one of the main reasons we want to run this sort of unified. Single campaign. Is so, that, normal, working people can sort of plug into our infrastructure, we're. Going to handle raising. Money for you we're. Going to handle doing voter contact for you and. It's. Essentially, this large volunteer, base that you, are able to use, as to. Run your campaign we, don't, even think a lot. Of people are going to have to leave, their jobs. There's. Always going to be a part of the campaign that you have to do which is speaking. To people talking to constituents you, know the parts that a candidate, should be doing. But it but it's not gonna be on YouTube you figure, out how to raise money for how to hire a campaign, manager. But. How can a new, political generation.
Make Its entry, into a system, that currently, seems open mostly. To politicians, supported. By corporate, money big, banks, and the Washington, elite if, we shift a system word you are forced, to make the most effective campaign you're forced to do, small donor contributions and have a good message and have something that people are going to back. Then. That completely shifts how the system, works, I think this is a game changer with, donations, from individual, citizens, brands, new Congress, wants, to follow in Bernie Sanders, footsteps, his. Campaign, set new records, during the primaries, by, often, raising more money from small individual. Donations. Than, Hillary Clinton got from Wall Street this. Means of funding a campaign, has the potential to completely alter the, current division of power in American. Politics, what, we said. Was. So revolutionary. And. Simple. If you. Want a candidate, who will. Stand with, you please. Stand with, us. And in, the last year, we. Have received. Seven. Million. Individual. Campaign, contributions. That, is more. Campaign. Contributions. Than. Any candidate. In the history of. The United, States of America. We. Couldn't believe it we. We. Were astonished, that that. Many people were, giving money right from the beginning. And, we. Would get letters which we always have from people. Who are on fixed incomes, or just didn't have that much and they'd, be sending in five dollars, or ten dollars and, it, was just so, heartfelt and, and. Wonderful. It gave. It. Gave more, of a sense of. This. Is. We're. Representing, the people we want to represent these, are our people, that are hearing this. Plan, and, this vision for the future and, they're on board one, of the first of now many progressive. Candidates, for Congress endorsed. By Bernie Sanders, and the movement, is Sofia, Teachout, after. A career, of teaching law she is now campaigning, in a large rural district. In upstate New, York, please, welcome. Zephyr. Teachout. Somebody. From his staff reached out and said, Bernie. Sanders wants to send out an email including. Your campaign, is that, okay. Yes. That's that's okay but. It wasn't actually it wasn't clear to me what that meant. Either. Yeah, like it wasn't clear that that was an endorsement and. Then in the next day became very clear I, am. Totally, committed. To being a representative, only, of the people of this district, this is the sort of old-fashioned, idea of representation. That. You, listen, to the people. Here, and then, take their ideas, to. Washington. And. What that means has been really, important to me that we are not, funded. In the traditional, way, we. Have now. 58,000. Individual, contributors, the. Average contribution is $19. I like. To joke that my donors. Are much stingy, er than Bernie. Sanders, you know where's. The extra $8. It's. Been really important to me to fund this campaign, with low dollar contributions. Not just to, win but. So when I am in Congress, I can only respond, to people in this district. This. Is a good lady thank you goes to mine I like Chris but. I'd. Be interesting, to see a lady in there for a change you know but I don't.
Know Fast so I don't know her but she's, very thick go meet her she's up there out yes or any questions you got. This. Is the you. Know you hear battle ground or swing this, total. Split. And. Actually one of the reasons that swings so much and you'll see people who, will vote for a Democrat. For, president a. Republican for. Congress, a Democrat, for something else. Fundamentally. People are really, independent, so. Party line matters, less than, the. Spirit of Independence and whether you're going to fight for people here. And. I have a bumper sticker on, my back window on my truck that says no, farms no food right, well here's some more bumper stickers if you wants them I'll. Put one of those are matters yeah okay what, that candidates, do is they just spent time talking, to incredibly, wealthy people, who then give them money to put up those signs that you see and so. Instead of listening. To farmers, that, basically, they just spend their time listening, to New, York City billionaires, somebody. Congress members spend all their time or. Actually. The average is for new seventy percent of their time, forty. To seventy percent the, majority, of their day job is is. Calling rich people as. You may see, this, is that this reach this part I don't think John Faso has been here so the guy I'm running against just to be clear not. Only he's, gonna lobbyists for the last ten years whose lobbyists for payday lenders lobbyist for the Constitution pipeline, lobbyist, for the NAV, pipeline. And. He was the assembly and, in the assembly, he, was always. Saying, the exact same thing a pretty conservative I mean you don't get more different, than John. Faso, and myself so. You I have on the one hand a campaign that is funded by. Two. New. York City hedge fund billionaires, and on the other hand my campaign which is funded by, 58,000. People. I love. That you have, an intense, connection, to. Working, with the people and you're, very tuned in to financially. Representing. The people and not the large. Investors. And the donors in a big part of your campaign I think that's incredibly important, I think. That that is one of the major issues, with our country a state, government, and the trust in government is, whose, voice is represented, and, so. And. I think it's very brave. And of, you don't see I'm ever I think more people need to run for office and I am so, far I'm not yet been that brave but are, you will maybe. When. You have these billionaires. Trying to take over politics. You. Can't play, you, can't sort of combat, that with by just trying. To raise billionaire, money on the other side that, doesn't work the, response, to billionaires, taking over politics, is. Harder. But. Far more rewarding, work of local organizing. I think that not having to raise money, directly. From, large, campaign contributors, from having to go to fund raisers just. Allows you to keep focused, on your core, issues on your core message and, just doesn't dilute things and I think sometimes especially in, an era where transparency. Is demanded, by people, you. Do want to keep up the appearance even. If you feel like you are not being influenced, by something you. Want, to keep up that appearance, that you're not because, people can. See what's happening, now we live in a more transparent society. The. Only reason. A small. Donor campaign. Or, small donor back campaign like Bernie Sanders as possible is because of the. Just. Because of the fact that the Internet is so big and that things can spread now without, having a mainstream channel be the thing that spreads, it and, it's. It was a huge bet on the campaign's part to say, actually we're gonna raise. Almost all our money this way and not. Even have a fundraising, team not focus on dinners and we're. Gonna make the bet that you. Know for technologists, like me and like yeah obviously there has been, big like, I kind of know, but it is it's it's groundbreaking, in the political world. Hello. Everyone. And. Technology. Is not only a game changer, for campaign, funding, but, also for organizing. Campaigns, the. Group coders, for Sanders, was a fast growing number of coders who volunteered, during the primaries, to, develop software and apps for the Sanders campaign. Um, so we're just basically going, to talk about progressive coders Network and. Just. To give. A sense of what has happened this week let's. Renamed. The progressive, coders, they, have expanded, into a nationwide, movement, of, more than 2000, programmers. Together. They are building the technology, for future, elections I'm. John Culver I'm from Seattle Washington I'm a Bernie, Sanders Eliot I worked, on the campaign for a while I worked with crappie.
Encoders, For Sanders. Belts. I built a bunch of stuff we worked on the events, map together I built a caucus, explainer that Washington, and other states used to great effect for an advisory. Brittney. Showed us a problem of this society and that, clicked into the coders psyche, like there's, a solution for this and and. We thought about and what is what is the problem the problem is organizing. How, can we engage these, people into, being. Into, participating, in the political process because Bernie. Keeps, on saying if we show up we, win and that. Was this the core of like okay how can we make people show, up and that's. Where burn advisor comes in that's where Bernie, BnB comes in that's we're right with Bernie comes in all these things put, into a hole engage, millions, of people. I'm. One, of those antsy people like what can we do from this if we're not happy with this this party structure has been put in place let's. Get to work like let's let's see some better candidates let's let's put ourselves up let's start. At the you know the smallest level of building. This up ourselves because, it is, people powered we that's, that's. Us if we could organize in, a way that we. Can combine, our efforts and, really. Help the progressive, movement I think there's a there's, a huge chance that we are going to make, a difference this is we're, in a time where in where. We're. In the non set of the Golden Age of progressive, progressivism. I filled with the, close involvement of, so many young people at the tech generation. The, Sanders, campaign, built a huge online, presence, through. Amongst, others snapchat. And read it Bernie. Still has over 4 million followers, on Twitter and 5 million Facebook, friends, and his, team was able to garner extremely. Valuable data, on voters. To. Secure, this digital, inheritance. And to make campaigning, accessible. To and affordable, for all citizens. National. Guard soldier, and progressive, coder Josh Smith is looking for new coders, so as, students. Here at Lauren you're a pretty unusual audience, you. Enrolled in this school because whatever you were doing before wasn't, enough for you for. You that could mean any number of things, for. Me it's, been especially hard, to determine how to make a meaningful difference where, do I even start you. Know I thought, that the best that I could do was join the army or join the Peace Corps, I. Went, to basic. Training this. Is me. As a platoon, guide we, doing all of our, platoon, through. The. Very. Dusty. Trails of, South, Carolina, while. I was there this. Wispy. Haired 74. Year old self, about Democratic, Socialist started as run for president, I grew. Inspired I mean. Like. Talk about a moonshot, candidate. The. Skills that I learned the hard way and you're. Learning a hard way here, are, especially. Unique, in some way they feel unique there's. A power to the leverage, of building for the internet I wanted. That kind of impact here, now. Fortunately. I found a group called coders for Sanders and I, don't, think that we've really begun to understand. How. Technology is going to have significant, impacts on politics. On governance. Given. That you know incredible. Growth that we've gotten technology, it, seems. To me that nobody has really understood, what. That's going to do in terms of social. Structure social institutions that, need to upon those changes, I think that you end. Up, being able to transition a campaign, into. A political, movement by, building, on the. Roots of its success, things. Like the volunteers. Building. Software. For the campaign you. Didn't have to run campaigns the same way that you ran them previously you don't have to go out and build. A field, office, and bring. In volunteers and. Hand out paper and clipboards. It was certainly possible for somebody to say I want, to volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign open. Up an app on their phone, start. Canvassing, and talking about what they believed in with their neighbors right away so. When you first load up the app you'll, end up clicking. That house button and you'll, get the address that you're at geo-located. For you we're, gonna tap add person, and then. I'm talking to Jane Doe right now so, Jane. Doe is the first time have you ever talked to her you know maybe she's not registered, voter um. You, know I say that she's a Democrat, and she is strongly for brain especially.
Interesting, To is. When you click on Bernie on the issues, you, get everything that the feel the Bern work, people had put together directly. On your phone so if, you're talking to somebody and asking them do, you care about you know the military, which is important, to me and see, everything. That Bernie Sanders has ever said about that topic and communicate. That to them you know look through and say hey, would this, information, be interesting, to you what, I'm trying to do with the things that I'm trying to build going forward is saying, this, was, great that we did this for the Bernie Sanders campaign but. Any, campaign, should be able to use it in fact, tea, partiers should, be able to use the same sort of tools that we built this. Is movement which is the you, know second, coming of the, field of Bern app so, you can see the key differences already the. Numerous. Elected, officials here rather than it just being the, Bernie app you. Basically get to choose you know maybe today I want to go out and canvass for Bernie or maybe I want to go canvass for a particular cause or maybe. I want a canvass just, generally. Go talk to voters then, we'll give you a walking list, with, actual, data and of course you, know the data, ends, up being one of the fundamental, parts of this. These. Are tools for democracy, itself. We're. Trying to build this public. Service this infrastructure, that our government, hasn't but, we as the people can certainly build. The. Survival. Of those ideas of, that way of working of, the, infrastructure. That powered all of it aren't, going to be dependent, on a single individual, but instead. Everyone. Can adopt everyone. Can use everyone, can benefit from and if you have that sort of pluralism. Powering. Those, tools, that, way, of working then. It, will survive. Anything. Right it's not even just the progressive, movement at that point it is. Governance. As a whole democratic, governance. Are, these then the components, of a movement that can build towards a truly representative, democracy. Barack. Obama's, victory in 2008. Was historic, but, it was not followed by the birth of a new political generation.
There. Was a different kind of president, but the system in Washington remained. Largely unchanged. Will that be different now because. The Sanders, campaign was a movement right from the start in a. Post crisis, society, with, a millennial, generation more. Open than ever before to Bernie Sanders call, for a political revolution it, looks, as if sooner. Or later, systemic. Change will be inevitable, I, actually. Would go back to the crash of 2008. And, say. That after the crash of 2008. Basically. The country woke up and politically. Stayed asleep and Congress. And. Senate. And pundits, all acted, like nothing had happened and, the, rest of us said wait, a second, you. Can't get. All these subsidies, as big banks, and then become so fragile that you can ruin our economy, that this is not a way to run. An economy this is not a way to run a democracy. With. The Sanders campaign, you. See that, legitimate. Anger and that legitimate, other understanding. Waking, up and finding, a real political voice I. Think. We have an entrenched. Political class, but. I think for the first time ordinary, people think. I can do more than throw money this problem I can do be more than volunteer, to try to get rid of this I can, make this, my life and. I think there's no way to calculate how. Much that will accelerate. Progress. And, also, political and, cultural, life in this country I think it's about to change in a lot of ways because. Of this, moment, where message, and Technology, meet, a. Population. Who is ready to, move on this. Isn't a one-man show this is this. Is something that will have staying power that. People will write. About we'll think about it and we'll. Consider. I, can, do that I mean Bernie doing come up with a silver spoon in his mouth he didn't come up in a political family he. Decided, he. Wanted, to have a voice and, one. Of the best things about this campaign, is that. The country, has, shown that a progressive, perspective is, something, that a lot of people are very interested, in they. Are, aware. That wait, a minute we don't have to accept this we, do not have to say this, is the way it is I'm, giving, up I am, NOT going to do anything with politics, no, this, is our democracy. And and we, are going to participate. Fully and make, the changes that are necessary and. It. Takes time that's, the difficulty, that. People sometimes. Don't. Understand. It does take, time. It. Does be lovers. Will love your, fortunes. Together. I've. Got some real estate, here in my, back. So. We bought a pack a cigarette. And, he's just like yeah. Over here. Sorry. All. The millions of people that, went out and hoped, that. This. Was going to be at their moment and it wasn't hurts. But. We're. Not done, for. Not done yet. Thank, you for watching, for. More on this subject take a look at the playlist you can also watch this recommended, video don't. Forget to subscribe to, our Channel and we'll keep you updated on our documentaries.