Bernie Sanders supporters, please take a few minutes to write or email your state’s super delegates and let them know why you support Bernie Sanders. Feel free to let them know why you will not be supporting Hillary Clinton in the general election. In order for the super delegates to realize who the stronger candidate is, they have to hear from the people they are supposed to represent. Please refrain from communicating threats, name calling, or angry messages. A letter of your personal opinion is best but if you are unsure of what to say, below is a sample letter you can use:
Dear [superdelegate name],
I am a citizen of (your state), and I am writing to urge you to consider supporting Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Nomination.
It may be that you personally prefer Hillary Clinton’s policies over Bernie Sanders’s. It may also be that you are drawn to the idea of a woman president. I ask instead that you consider the general election in November and which candidate would perform best for the Democratic Party.
Hillary Clinton mainly appeals to loyal Democrats. Bernie Sanders, however, appeals to Democrats, Independents, Republicans, young voters, and voters who have long abstained from participating in our political process. Bernie appeals to a much wider base of voters, a third of which will not back Hillary but would be a huge advantage to the Democratic Party during the general election.
Bernie Sanders is more well liked than Hillary Clinton. A mid-April Gallup poll found Bernie had a net favorable rating of +52 among Democrats. While Bernie’s favorable rating has climbed since last July, Hillary’s has dropped to +36. Her rating could continue to fall and prove to be a detriment in the general election, where voters who dislike both Hillary and the Republican candidate could choose to stay home.
Bernie Sanders also polls better than Hillary against Trump and Cruz. Against Trump, Real Clear Politics has Hillary winning by a polling average of 8.5 points, whereas Bernie wins by 15.2 points. With Cruz, Hillary wins by 3 points and Bernie wins by 12. Bernie Sanders is clearly the better candidate of choice to propel the Democratic Party to victory.
Bernie Sanders has faced tremendous odds during the primaries. The major media networks will not cover him. Issues of voter suppression across the primaries have cost him in delegates. Yet, he has come impressively far and has proven himself to be a real contender against Hillary Clinton. If this is what he can do with forces acting against him, think of how much farther he could go with the Democratic Party’s backing.
For the good of the Party, I urge you to consider voting for Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Nomination.
[your first and last name]
If you are located in another states, or need a mailing address, please click here to find more information about each delegate.
- Andres Ramirez: 531 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101; email@example.com
- Artie Blanco: Twitter @ArtieBlancoSays
- Chris Wicker: 6100 Neil Ln #500, Reno, NV 89511; FB: https://facebook.com/Chris.wicker.39
- Dina Titus: 550 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Erin Bilbray (Sanders Supporter) : FB: https://facebook.com/ErinBilbrayKohnForNationalCommitteewoman/
- Harry Reid: 400 S Virginia St #902, Reno, NV 89501; email@example.com
- Roberta Lang: 1210 S Valley View Blvd #114, Las Vegas, NV 89102; FB: https://facebook.com/roberta.gustavelange
- Robert Kihuen: PO Box 427 Las Vegas Nevada 89125; FB: https://facebook.com/RubenKihuen/timeline