Monday, April 11, 2016

Michael Stipe stumped for Bernie Sanders at Coney Island rally, featured in new campaign video

Michael Stipe, Graham Nash, Harry Belafonte, Miley Cyrus, Mark Ruffalo, Sean Lennon, Susan Sarandon, and Kristen Wiig are just some of the famous folks who appear in a new Bernie Sanders endorsement video which you can watch below.

Stipe also stumped for Sanders (and ate hot dogs with him) on Sunday (4/10), introducing the senator at a rally in Coney Island where he said:

Over the years of traveling across the United States and outside America with my former band, I’ve discovered within myself an underlying but potent appreciation of justice and common decency. I seek out leaders who represent themselves honestly and fairly and who share the same appreciation of justice…Bernie Sanders isn’t worried about political expediency or doing what polls might say is the right thing to do. His moral compass is due north and that is exactly what we need right now.

You can watch video of Stipe’s introduction below. Both Sanders and Hilary Clinton have been waging an all-out assault on New York City ahead of Thursday’s debate at Brooklyn Navy Yards (which will air on CNN) and next week’s big primary.

There are a few Bernie Sanders benefit shows coming up, including downtown ‘Lady’ legends Lady Miss Kier and Lady Bunny will be on hand to support Bernie at nearby Lot 45 in Bushwick for the #BerninUpNYC dance party on Tuesday, April 12.

Video below

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