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Random Acts for the Bern

Updated on March 8, 2016
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For the first time I'm passionate about a candidate and putting my all into his campaign. Bernie Sanders will be our next president.

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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

Matt had the clever idea of leaving little Bern notes wherever he goes. How about some in the subway, on a gas pump or other places where people can find them. How about carrying this further and put notes inside the best sellers at the library?
Matt had the clever idea of leaving little Bern notes wherever he goes. How about some in the subway, on a gas pump or other places where people can find them. How about carrying this further and put notes inside the best sellers at the library? | Source

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

Here's the bank teller with the heart to post in the window. If you're making a donation, use Bernie Sanders' name which gives him some additional exposure.
Here's the bank teller with the heart to post in the window. If you're making a donation, use Bernie Sanders' name which gives him some additional exposure. | Source

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

Although it isn't legal to bribe people with food to vote, in this case, Mary Jane gave cookies to everyone, even if they weren't voting. That was an acceptable way around the food-for-votes issue.
Although it isn't legal to bribe people with food to vote, in this case, Mary Jane gave cookies to everyone, even if they weren't voting. That was an acceptable way around the food-for-votes issue. | Source

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

Now this random act of Bern is just pure fun. Spelling out Bernie with these light up letters might even inspire shoppers to buy a batch of them. They would make a great table decoration for a Bernie victory party or at a phone banking event.
Now this random act of Bern is just pure fun. Spelling out Bernie with these light up letters might even inspire shoppers to buy a batch of them. They would make a great table decoration for a Bernie victory party or at a phone banking event. | Source
Megan found the right letters to spell out VOTE BERNIE in this craft store. Well done!
Megan found the right letters to spell out VOTE BERNIE in this craft store. Well done! | Source
This display of letters in a Target store inspired Alexa to spell out SANDERS.
This display of letters in a Target store inspired Alexa to spell out SANDERS. | Source

The Above Pictures

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

Krystal cleverly rearranged the magazine rack in Target to feature Bernie Sanders' cover picture on the Rolling Stone.
Krystal cleverly rearranged the magazine rack in Target to feature Bernie Sanders' cover picture on the Rolling Stone. | Source

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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      Jack H 16 months ago

      In my previous post,I misspelled the word Democratic unintentionally.

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      Jack H 16 months ago

      Be ready!

      10 years ago we found out how to get on the local Semocratic Committee and did that. Now we are Ina great position so members of the party to support Bernie from INSIDE the party.

      We will be at the State Committee this weekend with our Bernie Tees handing out Bernie stuff and meeting up with others from around the state who did the same.

      Do it NOW, as the process continues!

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