Actor Will Ferrell and legendary rock band, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, are just two of the 128 artists, musicians, and cultural leaders who endorsed Bernie Sanders for president today.
The full list of artists includes actor Danny Devito, actor/comedian Patton Oswalt, comedian/actress/writer Sarah Silverman, actor George Wendt, comedian Margaret Cho, actress Juliette Lewis, actor Jeremy Piven, and actor Mark Ruffalo.
“As artists and citizens we believe it is time for government to once again represent the people and not just big money,” said writer and director Adam McKay, who with Ferrell, co-wrote and directed the films “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers.” “Bernie Sanders is the only candidate speaking against the wide spread legalized corruption that has handed our government to billionaires, large corporations and banks.”
Several legendary musicians also endorsed Sen. Sanders including David Crosby, Marshall Crenshaw, John Densmore of The Doors, Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth, and Bonnie Raitt.
“Bernie Sanders is a public servant who places people ahead of profit,” said legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer. “He understands that, above all, leadership is necessary to move this country beyond its current retrogressive political condition.”
The entire list is impressive, and it demonstrates that the Sanders movement is grassroots, but it is attracting the attention of individuals at all levels of society. Bernie Sanders is building something special and endorsements today reflect the enthusiasm that his campaign is generating.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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