A Bernie Sanders supporter organizing for Democrats in Nebraska….

Democrats ARE working to widen their appeal beyond just the big cities…

Trying to lead the Nebraska Democrats to electoral success might sound as full of professional potential as running business development at Sears or chairing the Log Cabin Republicans, but Kleeb, 44, sees far more potential in her downtrodden state party.

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Jane Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and activist against the Keystone XL pipeline, poses on Sept. 19 at a solar barn she helped build. The barn sits along the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline in Bradshaw, Nebraska. 
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The first thing you have to do, Kleeb said, “is you just have to show up.”

Visibility is a theme Kleeb keeps coming back to ― whether its a booth at the state fair, a pamphlet-wielding volunteer at a livestock auction house, or on the ballot. It represents an improvement over the status quo for the state’s Democrats, who have been defined by low morale after years of neglect from the national party.

“I can’t expect a voter to all of a sudden ― if they’re an independent or even a moderate Republican ― to vote for Democrats if they never see us on the issues that they care about,” Kleeb said.

In this context, refurbishing the office feels like a tastefully bedecked war cry: a rebuttal to the naysayers that even in blood-red Nebraska, there is a Democratic Party, a party with history, one that stands for something, and ― this is the part Kleeb really wants to drive home ― one that’s actually trying….

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3 thoughts on “A Bernie Sanders supporter organizing for Democrats in Nebraska….”

  1. I know you think Bernie isn’t a Democrat, yes he has socialistic ideas and yes he was a socialist most of his life, but unlike Trump who has made the Republican Party into his cult following of him…Bernie has followers that identify as Democrats and more and more support him…Dem’s won’t be his adoptive party, they will be some sort of union between the two…the Democratic platform will moderate Bernie and Bernie with socialize some parts of the Democrats…It isn’t like trump and his hustle take over, it will be a marriage…but the one’s really resisting the Bernie are the old school Dem’s like yourself…

    I happen to not care for Bernie…he is too annoying and definitely doesn’t appeal to certain social/racial/cultural groups by personality, but his politics and policies do, so will people ignore personality and go for his substance which could be in their best interest…Will it be the opposite of Trump election…those dumb ass white Union folks in Michigan and states in the midwest that voted for trump which in turn lead to the nomination of gorshich and now to the supreme court hearing a similar court case to the right for Unions to force members to pay dues even if they don’t want union membership…they voted with their social fears rather than their economic interest…

    My stupid ass Union came out in support of Martins, which I brought up to our president, doesn’t make sense since Martins is a Republican who is a member of the Party of Trump who nominated Gorsich…Fucking Union and their Republican buddies…Nassau County Sucks…

  2. Bdog…I agree with your problems with ole Bernie…

    I also agree that his support comes from Dem’s of course…

    You surprised at the support for Martins?

    Comeon!

    We’ll see if the wounded Nassau County GOP can keep the county exc seat in a month…

  3. Not surprised just disappointed, I am glad I get my political contributions part of my union Dues back…I don’t let those fuckers keep it.

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