Visit Red Revolution Media's online store for all your socialist, progressive and protest fashions. From t-shirts to cushions, there's something for everyone!

Advertisement

Bernie Sanders Campaign Mobilizes Donors for Coronavirus Relief and Raises $2 Million

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination campaign’s prodigious fundraising operation raised $2 million for charities helping those most affected by the coronavirus outbreak crisis in the last 48 hours in a move that supporters said exemplified the message of solidarity the Vermont lawmaker has run on.

“Bernie Sanders supporters have contributed more than $2 million in 2 days to charities helping people whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus,” tweeted political strategist Tim Tagaris. “Not done yet.”

The campaign mobilized staff and volunteers to text and call to raise money for five charities: Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, One Fair Wage Emergency Fund, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. 

Robin Curran, the campaign’s digital fundraising director, said in a statement that the money raised showed the importance of Sanders’ “Not me, us” slogan.

“What we’ve seen in the last two days is the definition of ‘fighting for someone you don’t know,'” said Curran. “The people supporting this campaign have made more than 50,000 donations to help those most impacted by coronavirus because they understand that now more than ever it is important that we are in this together.”

According to the campaign, there will be more efforts to raise money for the least fortunate affected by the crisis in the coming days.

Sanders has taken a leadership role on handling the crisis both in Washington and nationally. The senator has led online forums on the crisis and addressed the nation via virtual “fireside chats.”

As Common Dreams reported Friday, Sanders’ remaining rival for the Democratic nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden, has not been seen in days. 

On Friday night, during a roundtable on the outbreak, Sanders said that the crisis can only be solved by innovative thinking and extreme measures.

“In this extraordinary moment in American and world history, we have got to think outside the box in a way that we have never done,” said Sanders. “This is an unprecedented moment and we have got to think in an unprecedented way.”

Advertisement


SUPPORT RED REVOLUTION MEDIA


This website is not sponsored or endorsed by big business, corporations or billionaire oligarchs, we have no resources and no backing. We rely on you to keep going.


Our monthly expenses include hosting services, specialist website subscriptions and services, photo media subscriptions, newswire services, and marketing. We currently are unable to issue any payment to writers.


It is our hope that we will one day be able to be a people funded and maintained service who are uniquely positioned to give a voice to the voiceless without any influence from corporatism.


If you value our articles please consider a donation to ensure the continuation of our work. Thank you.


DONATE

 


SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to get the latest news, updates from Red Revolution Media.
You can unsubscribe at any time

Advertisement

Common Dreams

This article is republished from Common Dreams under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.