This week Bernie Sanders chimed in on the Dakota Access Pipeline issue.
He spoke in D.C. Thursday.
Today, some of his biggest supporters made their way to the Sacred Stone campsite…
We caught up with Bernie supporters who traveled all the way from Philly to get here.
That’s a 24-hour drive if you didn’t know and they were not only still 100% Bernie, but 100% committed to the campers at Cannonball which are standing for Standing Rock.
Built on families, free tuition and transparency, the Bernie campaign gave Hillary’s a run for her money.
No longer running, Bernie’s at the podium for a different reason.
The same day Bernie joined voices with protesters on Capitol Hill, Bernie supporters showed up at the camp near Cannonball to show support.
“The things that are going on right now in the world will affect us and our children and people that aren’t old enough to vote yet,” Jeremy Davis, Youth Director – Black men for Bernie Sanders.
“We brought a chef, a medic and the tons of donations that people have donated to us, so everyone is pitching in as much as possible as we can,” says Jose Zhagnay, Latinos for Bernie Sanders.
Not only have they come to bring supplies but also get their hands dirty to lend a hand wherever needed.
Jeremy is a college student majoring in education and heads up the Youth at Black Men for Bernie. Jose is a part of Latinos for Bernie Sanders.
The both of them say their biggest concern is preserving the planet for everyone.
“Everybody is affected by what’s going on here. If you’re Native American or you’re not Native American, this is all of our planet. This all affected in a negative way and we just wanted to come here and volunteer our services,” says Jeremy Davis, Youth Director – Black Men for Bernie.
The two will be at the camp Saturday – helping with various tasks along with a few other Bernie supporters.
While one door is shut for Bernie, another has opened for him and his supporters to stand up for the Standing Rock’s cause.
“We just want to bring more attention to remind people that it’s not over. you know the fight still continues,” says Jose Zhagnay, Latinos for Bernie Sanders.
The medic they brought with them plans to stay at the camp for about a month.