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FutureStarrBernie Sanders Reddit.
Reddit was the first place Bernie Sanders, Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate, went to seek an audience. On December 26, 2007, he posted the following call for help: "I am considering holding a rally or some type of public meeting in Burlington or Montpelier, but I don't know where to go to find an appropriate space. If anyone has ideas, please let me know".
Conner Bourque, 19, was set on voting for Donald Trump when he wandered upon a subreddit one day last November. With nearly half a million members, r/SandersForPresident is by far the most populous Bernie Sanders support group on the platform. Out of curiosity, Bourque wrote a short post asking how the Vermont senator plans to pay for his socialist proposals
Democratic socialists believe that our economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary people can participate in the many decisions that affect their lives.
Nobody knows exactly how many Americans agree with Sanders that a Nordic social model would be a good idea — is it 15 percent? 5 percent? It's more than zero percent. And yet zero percent of nationally prominent politicians call for it. Sanders is changing that dynamic, and it's making him an internet superstar. After all, in a country of 310 million people, even a marginal ideological viewpoint can easily secure millions of Still, the redditors rarely stray far from their home territory of the internet. The subreddit primarily exists to disseminate pro-Sanders news, create infographics which are shareable on social media (which is led by the high school sophomore, Kris Papa), and encourage supporters to connect locally and support local events.