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 Building Bridges 
 
 Weekly Program
 Larry Hamm, veteran activist, Chairman the People s Organization for Progress
 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg  
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New Jersey s Powerful Grassroots Peoples Organization for Progress Takes Bernie Sanders to Heart
with
Larry Hamm, veteran activist, Chairman the People s Organization for Progress

POP has rarely departed from a long-standing policy of not supporting candidates for office and engaged in a rigorous debate and careful consideration before reaching its position on how to relate to the 2016 presidential election. POP s Chairman Larry Hamm acknowledged the struggle of Bernie Sanders to date to build support in urban communities, specifically with Black and Latino voters. It did come up and it will continue to come up, but the fact remains that many of his basic positions will benefit black people, said the activist. Single payer healthcare, raising the minimum wage, affordable college, rebuilding crumbling infrastructure. Although those specific platform planks may not be addressed specifically to African-Americans, black people know that they will benefit from those things. While Sanders, had a campaign rally stopped by young Black Lives Matter activists, he has by far, the most left leaning stance on all of the issues, especially the economic and racial justice issues that matter most to the organization. Bernie Sanders is the first self-described socialist to ever have gotten this close to the Presidency of the United States, said founder and chairman Lawrence Hamm. While we should be deeply concerned by how Republican candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have taken the Republican Party so far to the right, we, on the left, should be just as active as they are and should give serious consideration to how the Sanders campaign could possibly take the Democratic Party from the center right to the left, said Hamm.

Plus
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich
Six Responses to Bernie Skeptics
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
please notify us if you plan to broadcast this program - knash@igc.org

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