Tonight’s post is going to be very short for a variety of reasons, but I wanted to drop in and issue a reminder of sorts. Tonight, with 90% of caucuses reporting in, we are tied according to popular vote and have one more delegate than our opponent, yet she has issued a statement regarding her victory. Her goal, much like ours, is to build momentum for the rest of the fifty state campaign.
The major difference between the campaigns is that — win or lose — we understand that we are still the underdog, still the fighting campaign, and we will carry our momentum forward. We have proven electability, but we have also proven that there is a long fight ahead of us, and we are up to the challenge. Tonight, democracy spoke, and we have listened and learned and doubled down on our efforts.
Grassroots efforts are the key to our victory, and we will win by never backing down and never giving up. You — yes, you, reading this now — are individually important to this campaign and each of us must continue to hold our fellow volunteers accountable to fighting for our political revolution. Tonight was the first of fifty-one steps. The fight has just begun.
What’s next? More phone banking, more canvassing, more tabling, more conversations with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers… Our work continues.
For example: In my city, it is time to open a volunteer campaign office. We have dozens of volunteers ready to spread the Bern across the state and the country, and we have located the perfect space to make it happen. We are following in the footsteps of our neighbors on the west side of Cleveland and we are opening a county headquarters to make sure our local volunteers are trained and equipped to make a tangible difference in our very important swing state (Ohio) and beyond.
What’s next for you? I want to hear from fellow Berners in the comments. I want to know that you’re still committed, that you’re going to wake up tomorrow ready to continue the fight. Help me build confidence that we’re only getting started.
Thank you for your hard work thus far, and for the hard work you have yet to put in.
NOTE: With your support, we will open a volunteer campaign office in Lorain County, Ohio, THIS WEEK. Please consider contributing at https://www.gofundme.com/lorain4bernie and/or sharing with your friends. When we work together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. Thank you!