B-ROLL: Voters from #BernieBus will walk to early voting site at 69 W. Washington.
The National Nurses United (NNU) #BernieBus debuts in Chicago as Sen. Bernie Sanders and the rest of the Reclaim Chicago slate gear up for the March 15, 2016 primary, with a push to get supporters out during the Feb. 29 – March 14 early voting period.
Along with the #BernieBus nurses, a number of the candidates endorsed by Reclaim Chicago will join activists at a rally aimed at pumping up early voting numbers. At the close of the rally, voters will walk to the Early Voting site at 69 W. Washington to cast their ballots.
Endorsed candidates, leaders and activists from Reclaim Chicago and its two supporting groups, NNU and The People’s Lobby, the #BernieBus crew and voters will participate in the rally.
Speakers will include:
• Brianna Tong, Emcee, student activist
• Omar Aquino, State Senate Democratic candidate, 2nd District
• Theresa Mah, State House of Representatives Democratic candidate, 2nd District
• Alderman Carlos Rosa, D-35th Ward
• Alderman John Arena, D-45th Ward
• Martese Chism, Registered Nurse, member National Nurses United
The rally will be held March 3, 2016, at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, Noon – 1 pm. The #BernieBus will be on Randolph, between Clark and LaSalle.
The #BernieBus – NNU’s eye-catching mobile symbol of its commitment to a campaign that strongly matches the beliefs and aspirations of nurses – has linked up with Reclaim Chicago in its fight to elect – and hold accountable – progressives at the city, county, state and national levels. Nurses care about Sanders because he puts people and the planet first. Honest and consistent, he recognizes the need for a grassroots movement to counteract the unwarranted political power of the super-rich. Likewise Reclaim’s endorsed candidates down the ballot are committed the organization’s platform and, when they get elected, to be leaders on economic and social justice and to work with Reclaim Chicago on issues of importance to the communities it represents. For more information go to www.reclaimchicago.org.