Michigan Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders have urged the Vermont democratic hopeful to remain in the race to clinch the party’s presidential nomination. The calls came amid reports that Hillary Clinton had already clinched the required minimum number to run for president under the banner of the Democratic Party.
Supporters of Sanders are still hopeful that the senator will be able to secure a last minute win over Clinton when the superdelegates vote on July 25, 2016. The supporters reacted angrily after the Associated Press announced on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton had already clinched the democratic nomination.
However, Bernie Sanders fought back saying that despite the report from Associated Press, he was still in the race until the end. He remained hopeful that he will secure a win at the Democratic National Convention in July. Superdelegates can change their minds a lot between now and July 25. Therefore, Sanders hopes to secure as many superdelegates as he can to be able to run against Donald Trump.
Supporters Still Feeling the Bern
Supporters of Sanders are still firmly behind him despite the fact that he trails behind Hilary Clinton when it comes to support from the party’s delegates. Sanders’ political revolution is aimed at stopping the reign of big money donors who have long been accused of influencing elections and even government policies. He has caused a surprise shake up of the whole Democratic Party. Despite the many huddles in his way, Sanders has proven quite resilient and still a force to be reckoned with in the Democratic Party.
Originally Posted on The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/07/sanders-backers-clinton-superdelegates/85560934/
While being naked anywhere the Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump will be sounds like an altogether scary thought, one artist has found a way to turn your nudity into amazing pieces of activist art. Photographer and artist Spencer Tunick is on the hunt for at least one hundred women to pose nude for a July 17th photo shoot – at the Republican National Convention.
Spencer Tunick has become well-known for turning a sea of nudity into an emotional statement piece. Since the ’90s, Tunick has been the creator of several pieces of art and photo shoots all over the world. In total, there have been more than seventy different shoots organized by Tunick. As the artist describes his pieces, “individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together, metamorphose into a new shape.“
This latest piece is entitled ‘Everything She Says Means Everything’ and will feature 100 naked women holding up large mirror discs. The statement the artist and activists will be making is that the mirrors represent “reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of ‘Mother Nature'” onto the right-wing Republican convention.
While one of the most creative displays of activism taking place in July, this is by far not the only peaceful demonstration to take place in our nation’s capital. The always excited Berniecrats are poised to send more than two million demonstrators to protest the rigged Democratic Party primary elections.
It should be strongly noted that both groups are there as peaceful activists.
In a statement released on Friday, Donald Trump officially backed out of a debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Trump told Kimmel that if a network ponied up millions of dollars to be donated to charity, he would participate. However, after the statement picked up traction and multiple networks reached out to both campaigns showing interest, Trump opted out. He stated, “Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Waserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher.”
Trump’s refusal to debate came as a surprise to many, because, according to a CBS News article, talks between the two campaigns were progressing and details were being hammered out.
In a statement released on Friday, Sanders expressed his disappointment, saying, “I hope that he changes his mind once again and comes on board.”
The Trump pull-out comes on the heels of another failed debate after Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton declined an invitation to debate Sanders. Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri said on Monday in a press release, “We believe that Hillary Clinton’s time is best spent campaigning and meeting directly with voters across California.”