Random Acts for the Bern
A Collage of Bernie Sanders' Memes from Facebook
Kindness and Bernie Sanders Go Together
You hear people talk about random acts of kindness. Here I'll share with you ways that people are using kindness and other random ways to spread the word about Bernie Sanders.
Remember if you are wearing your Bernie shirt or button or driving a car with a Bernie bumper sticker, you represent Senator Bernie Sanders. Be on your best behavior and don't give anyone the chance to say that Bernie's supporters are mean or badly behaved.
Bernie Sanders' character is one of integrity, honor, and caring which are the bedrock for all the social changes he proposes. As supporters of this candidate, we want to get the word out to others and represent him well.
Random Bernie Notes
Spreading THE BERN One Person at a Time
Llud Krushnowski spread some good Bernie feeling today, "So, I was in the drive-thru getting coffee at Dunkin Donuts this morning. I pulled up to the window, and the cashier said, "the lady in front of you paid for your coffee".
Bewildered, I looked ahead and saw she had a Bernie bumper sticker. I then turned to the cashier and asked what the person behind me was getting. She told me and I paid for it. I have a Bernie sticker on my car as well.
The lady behind me caught up with me after I left giving me thumbs up and waving. I can only hope she paid it forward. The ripples a nice act can cause. As Bernie supporters, we should make more ripples and create a wave!
Get Bernie's Name Out There
Random Opportunity to Promote Berne
Jimi J. tells about an interaction at the local bank, "So I was at the Bank today and they were taking donations. So I decided to donate and I got to write my name on a heart that goes in the bank window. I tell the teller to write Bernie. She says hell yeah I'm voting for Bernie hell yeah I'm voting for Bernie too." #feeltheBern
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Another Random Act of Kindness Done in the Name of Bernie
Angela G. shared, in the Bernie Sanders Social Network on Facebook, this story:
"Today, I ate at my favorite breakfast place and my favorite waitress, a Bernie supporter, who is raising her son and herself on a waitress's salary. I saw a table of four left her just a two dollar tip. My bill came and it was just under $10, I gave her a $20 and told her this was to make up for any more cheapskates who might leave her a crappy tip. She was thrilled and I said, 'Hey, us Bernie girls gotta stick together.''
Cookies for Everyone - Voters or Not
Cookies for Bernie
Patty Jane - "I'm having a great time doing Random Acts of Bernie today!! So far I've hit people going to the post office, working at KFC, working and customers at a collision repair shop, college students waiting for buses, city sanitation workers, grounds crew workers at the university and the high school.
This basket sits in my passenger seat. When I pull up, I roll down the window with my brightest smile and say, "Hi! I'm doing Random Acts of Kindness today on behalf of Bernie Sanders because I'm a super fan. Want a cookie?" Ninety percent or more have said yes. "Have you voted?" If they say "yes I just voted for Bernie," I enthusiastically thank them and say, "Great! Take another cookie for a stranger and a Random Act Of Bernie card and pass It on! We need to get out the vote today big time!" If they have not yet voted, I ask if they plan to, make sure they know their polling place and ask when they plan to vote, explaining when polls close.
If they are an undecided voter, I ask if I can answer any questions about Bernie and explain why I am voting for him. If they are a Republican or if they support someone else, I tell them I don't hold it against them and they can have a cookie anyway. As I leave I thank them for participating in Democracy.
In 1 1/2 hour, 4 Bernie voters pledged to pass It on, two undecided voters who didn't think they had time to vote pledged to vote for Bernie after work (I made sure they knew where to go) and two people who were undecided but planning to vote listened carefully to why I support Bernie, asked questions and accepted literature.
Literature goes to the undecided people. Random Acts of Bernie cards go to supporters who will pass It on and anybody I feel needs a smile (one homeless guy who won't vote). Thank you, everyone for helping Michigan Get Out The Vote!!! #RandomActsOfBernie
Can't Wait to Spell out Bernie's Name in a Store Display
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are great examples of random acts of Bern. Also check out the idea below.
So, I was setting up my Wifi router at home today and thought "Hey, I and everyone else should re-name our WiFi "BernieSanders2016"". Am I right?— Ryan D.
Make Bernie Visible - Another Random Act
Win Converts at Fast Food Places and Help the Homeless at the Same Time
Regina R. - "I live in Georgia, needless to say, a Red State. I'm campaigning hard for Bernie. I mapped out a 50-mile radius and am going to all the fast food establishments. I order one thing off the drive-thru menu (fruit parfait at McDonald's, for example). When I get to the window I commiserate about the low wages those places pay, tell them about Bernie's plan to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr. and hand them some printouts with further info.
One lady asked me to pull aside and she would "bring my order out". She wanted to ask me a few questions and was very excited to hear about Bernie. Most of these places have two windows so it gives me an opportunity to double the exposure to Bernie. I keep a cooler in my car for all the parfaits and shakes I order.
I then donate them to a battered women's or homeless shelter, which also gives me an opportunity to talk to more people who would benefit from Bernie's program. So far it's working great.
Chins up, we can do this!" Let's get Bernie's name and platform out there.
© 2016 Virginia Allain
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