Bernie Sanders has made some intense waves with his powerful new campaign ad for all the right reasons.
Despite numerous critics accusing Sanders of not being a potent political force for African-American men, his powerful new ad features an incredibly influential endorsement, jam-packed with sentiment, promise, and validation.
Eric Garner’s daughter, Erica Garner, is one of several highly influential members that kick-started protests and used her late father’s last words as a powerful slogan: “I can’t breathe.”
Wearing a sweatshirt with that compelling slogan across her heart, Garner spoke of her daughter and the things that she is slowly learning about as she continues to grow up.
“She just learned about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King,” Garner said of her 6-year-old daughter. “She asked me ‘Did Rosa Parks not give up her seat to a white man?’ I said yes. She said, ‘But those were the old days, right mommy?’ I had to explain to her that it’s not really over. This is what mommy is: I’m an activist. That’s the same thing Martin Luther King was — he fought for our rights. That’s the same thing that I’m doing in honor of her pop-pop.”
Garner explains that she is a protestor, willing to stand up and fight for the lives of those in the African-American community.
“My people died for this. Martin Luther King died for this, Malcolm X died for this. And who were they? They were protestors. I’m behind anyone who is going to listen and speak up for us. And I think we need to believe in a leader like Bernie Sanders.”
With Sanders’ statements about the horrid things that the African-American community endures, Garner continues to slam viewers with intense, undeniable truths.
“People are dying. This is real, this is not TV,” Garner continued. “We need a president that is going to talk about it.”
In quite possibly the most intense conclusion anyone has come to of Sanders, Garner implies that Sanders is comparable to some of the most prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement; “I believe Bernie Sanders is a protestor.”
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