Sen. Bernie Sanders’ closing remarks during his event with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Queens on Saturday became a viral rallying cry for supporters of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful over the weekend as thousands of social media users promised to be “willing to fight for someone I don’t know.”
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“Are you willing to fight for that person who you don’t even know as much as you’re willing to fight for yourself?” Sanders asked the crowd of over 26,000 who gathered at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City to hear the senator, Ocasio-Cortez, and others speak. An overflow crowd of an additional 5,000 people were reportedly listening to the event from outside of the park.
Twitter users thoughout the weekend tweeted affirmations that they were willing to do just that, a continuation of sorts from the senator’s “Not Me, Us” campaign tagline.
The request from the Vermont senator was reminiscent of the message sent at Saturday’s rally from Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, and in an endorsement video by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).
Omar emphasized Sanders’ multiracial, diverse coalition of support.
“Senator Bernie Sanders is the only candidate that has built a movement, and continues to build a movement, that transcends gender, ethnicity, religion,” said Omar. “And we know that in order to take on Trump, we’re going to need a unifier, someone who understands what the fight looks like and someone who is ready to defeat him.”
The future with a Sanders presidency, Omar added, is one where the U.S. could potentially live up to its promise.
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