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Kid's Guide - Be Like Bernie

Updated on March 22, 2016
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Politics affects all our lives. I made thousands of phone calls in the 2016 elections and now lead a group of women activists, all retirees.

Kids Campaign for Bernie Sanders Too

Used with permission from the parent.
Used with permission from the parent. | Source

A Stick Figure Bernie

Created using the Be-Like-Bob app and the Awesome Screenshot program.
Created using the Be-Like-Bob app and the Awesome Screenshot program. | Source

Kid's Like Bernie Sanders - Here's Why

There's been a rash of stick figure graphics on Facebook urging people to "Be Like ------." Some are humorous, some promote good behavior and values. This page urges kids to Be Like Bernie. Bernie Sanders is a great role model for young people.

He participated in sports while in school (track and basketball) and ran for class president in high school. Yes, even at a young age, Bernie Sanders wanted to use the political process to motivate people for good.

Now at age 74, Bernie Sanders inspires all ages with his campaign to help the poor and the middle class have a better life. People are excited about the idea of health care for everyone and the chance to go to college even if you aren't rich.

Below you'll find out what makes Senator Bernie Sanders a role model and how you can Be Like Bernie.

Another Kid Who Supports Bernie for President

Here's Sofia ready to head to school. She worried that some kids might tease her for being a Bernie fan, but it went fine.
Here's Sofia ready to head to school. She worried that some kids might tease her for being a Bernie fan, but it went fine. | Source

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Here's Bernie Sanders with One of His Grandchildren

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Another Fan of Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders stands up for what is right. You can do that too.  Photo used with permission of his parent.
Bernie Sanders stands up for what is right. You can do that too. Photo used with permission of his parent. | Source

Ways You Can Be Like Bernie

  • Be Truthful

  • Care about People

  • Be Considerate
  • Be a Friend to Everyone


Kids Care about Politics and Making America Better

Nine-year-old Lexus P. of Chicago traveled with her grandmother to Iowa to canvas for votes. That means knocking on doors on a cold day to encourage people to come to the election. She may be young, but she's making a difference.
Nine-year-old Lexus P. of Chicago traveled with her grandmother to Iowa to canvas for votes. That means knocking on doors on a cold day to encourage people to come to the election. She may be young, but she's making a difference. | Source

Be Kind to All People

Sometimes you see someone being mean to a person who is different from them. Maybe it is a Hispanic person or a Black person. Maybe it is someone from another country. Maybe it is someone with a handicap.

Be Like Bernie. He would be friends with all those people. He would help them. He would be kind to them.

Have you seen a kid who is poor? Sometimes the other kids won't play with them. That is unkind. Be Like Bernie and treat all people alike.

Video of Bernie Sanders and Muslim Student

Things Bernie Sanders Supports

Cause
What It Means to You
More about This
Health Care for All
Your family can go to the doctor when they get sick
 
Free/Affordable Public College
If you work hard in school, you can go to college
Right now many kids can't go to college as it is too expensive
Raise Minimum Wage to $15
When you get your first job, it will pay better than now
People can then afford to buy food and clothes and pay rent
Expand Social Security
Your grandparents will live better
 
Rebuild Infrastructure
Bridges and dams get repaired or replaced
It creates jobs for many people

Be Like Bernie - Tell the Truth

Bernie Sanders always tells the truth. This is a good way to be. People really like Bernie for being so truthful.
Bernie Sanders always tells the truth. This is a good way to be. People really like Bernie for being so truthful. | Source

Be Truthful

Sometimes it is tempting to tell a fib. Maybe you did something wrong and don't want anyone to know. Sometimes they find out anyway. Sometimes they don't find out.

No matter what happens, telling a lie makes you feel bad. You keep worrying that others will find out you lied. You think they won't like you.

Tell the truth and then you will feel good about yourself.

If you promise to do something, do it. People will like that they can count on you. They will like that you do what you say you will.

Remember, You Can't Please Everyone

Bernie Sanders says, "the big banks and Wall Street are not going to like me." He doesn't want them to like him. He wants them to change and be better.

To be like Bernie, you have to stand up for what is right. Look for friends who think that way too.

You don't want to be a bully just so bullies will like you. Don't do bad things just to get liked.

A Mother Tells Why Her Kids Want to Be Like Bernie

Brittany N. of Portland, Oregon says, "We have a new way to resolve fights in my house. It works great! It started when we were snuggling watching Bernie on YouTube speak in Seattle. My youngest was trying to kick the oldest off the bed.

I asked her "what would Bernie do?" She's three, so I answered for her and said that he would move over and make room. My oldest took it a step further and asked, "what would Trump do?" We decided he would kick her off the bed. Then she asked, "What would Hillary do?" I answered, "try and kick her off the bed and then lie about it."

So then I asked the youngest "so, who do you want to be?" She answered "Bernie" and the other two yelled "yay, be the Bern!" Since then, every fight has been resolved quickly with a "what would Bernie do?"

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    • Virginia Allain profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Allain 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      I might add yet some of those ubiquitous stick figures. A few people advised me against them, saying they were tired of them already.

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      Karen Kolavalli 

      2 years ago from Lexington, Kentucky

      I was looking for Be Like Bernie stick figures! (I enjoyed the hub anyway!)

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