On July 29, Bernie Sanders spoke to the entire country, using the Internet. It was an incredible event. Our tiny group of Bernie supporters suddenly exploded, in much the same way support for Bernie has exploded all over the country. The tiny town of Sylva, N.C., had two locations participating with a total of close to 70 people showing interest. And it was a diverse group of people. The oldest member at our event was in his ’90s, and retired from NASA.
And we had a group of teenagers who were excited to get their hands on voter registration forms so they could vote for Bernie, now that their 18th birthdays were getting close. We had people from Highlands and from Franklin, schedule their own house-parties to support Bernie.
What we did not have at the event was the media. We know that major corporations own the media and are suppressing information about Bernie Sanders. But we didn’t even have the local newspapers report on the event, and for this I am very disappointed.