An Outraged And Disgusted Bernie Sanders Urges His Supporters To Donate To Emanuel AME Church

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has canceled his scheduled campaign event in Charleston, SC this weekend and is urging his supporters to donate to the Emanuel AME Church.

In a statement, Sanders said, “The Charleston church killings are a tragic reminder of the ugly stain of racism that still taints our nation. This senseless violence fills me with outrage, disgust and a deep, deep sadness. The hateful killing of nine people praying inside a church is a horrific reminder that, while we have made significant progress in advancing civil rights in this country, we are far from eradicating racism. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and their congregation.”

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Sanders also urged his supporters to donate to the Emanuel AME Church, which you can do here. Sen. Sanders has over 200,000 donors, so if every donor would give the church one dollar that would mean more than $200,000 to help them in their time of grief.

The Sanders event has been postponed as now is not the time for presidential campaign politics. It is important that our nation take this time to grieve and heal, but to also ask why, and how we can take steps towards ridding ourselves of the dark cloud of racism that still hovers over our nation and society.

There will be time later for campaign rallies. The three emotions that that Senator described feeling disgust, outrage, and sadness are shared by most Americans today. There is an overwhelming sadness over the loss of innocent life. Disgust over the racist motivations behind the crime, and outrage over the act itself.

We all must come together to stand against racism, and reject the hate that fueled this monstrous crime.

22 Replies to “An Outraged And Disgusted Bernie Sanders Urges His Supporters To Donate To Emanuel AME Church”

  1. the prez is coming into LA, right now for a huge fundraiser at chuck lorre [big bang and others] tv producer. i thought for sure he would forgo it tonight, but no, sunset blvd and the whole westside is a dmz, and traffic red zone again. bad taste, and bad optics DNC.

  2. The first one who post some bullshit that this is for publicity…..Like I said I am not for any dumfukery today

  3. You teabaggers will complain about anything President Obama does or says. Nothing new and nothing not to be expected.

  4. Thank you Bernie for the most appropriate response (as compared to his Republican counterparts).

    I am upset about the South Carolina church shootings. God bless all those sweet people who were shot down while praying to God in church. I am really upset about all the Republican politicians right now saying this crime was a religious persecution crime and had nothing to do with race. Let me be clear: it was definitely a race crime; and it definitely had ZERO DO TO WITH RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION.

    Republicans should stop talking this BS; we are not stupid; we are offended that at this time you would say statements so false.

    The Republicans should stop following the Koch plan – strange that all these Republicans today are saying the same thing – religious persecution. They are all liars. I don’t want any of them as President because they are only high priced puppet whores.

    Get out and vote for Bernie Sanders – he’s the only politician who will work for everyone and not just the…

  5. What a great idea Sen Sanders. Yes, I will donate to the Emanuel AME Church. Thank you for the link to do so.

  6. Bernie Sanders has been fighting for Civil Rights most of his life. It is no surprise that he would cancel his own campaign event to focus attention on the more important issue of racial injustice. Another sign the Bernie Sanders is a true leader.

  7. It is beyond heartbreaking to view the Emanuel AME Church’s webpage, which is still showing the leaders and participants of this community as they were, before the massacre yesterday. We can honor them by making a donation, as Bernie Sanders has suggested. Go to: http://emanuelamechurch.org/

  8. That article is a little skewed. Bernie actually does support background checks for people buying guns. But he voted against the Brady Act because it also restricted felons from owning guns and there are many felony crimes that are non violent. Bernie is against restricting citizen rights for guns, but he for banning assault riffles. Here’s links to a counter article and Bernie’s voting record.
    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/bernie_sanders_is_no_gun_nut_20150520
    http://www.ontheissues.org/domestic/Bernie_Sanders_Gun_Control.htm

  9. Donated. Thank you Senator Sanders for suggesting this. So many want to reach out and just don’t know how. My heart hurts for all these folks who have suffered such grave loss. Love and prayers for them all.

  10. As a black person, this article is offensive. Particularly today.

    This is the same Senator Bernie Sanders who said that black Americans needed to stop voting based on race. I seem to recall that black Americans overwhelmingly voted for every white Democratic candidate over the last 70 years or so.

    Sen. Sanders then says he wants to regain the “working class vote”. So black people aren’t working class? Sen Sanders is not concerned about people of color. No thanks Sen Sanders. Black people don’t need your hypocrisy today.

  11. Exactly what the hell are you talking about? I can’t find anything offensive like you said here? Did you read a different article?

  12. Walking the Talk. Bernie Sanders could have used our donations but instead he did the right thing. I donated and I hope everyone who ready his letter will also. This is leadership by a caring compassionate man who had dedicated much of his life to the cause of civil rights.

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