The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop was definitely #FeelingtheBern during a Bernie Sanders Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire this week. The rally took place at the historic Palace Theater, which was filled to capacity with supporters for Senator Sanders and press from around the country. Songs like “Revolution” by The Beatles and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” by Bob Dylan blasted through the theater until Sanders finally stepped onto the stage to thunderous applause.
Sanders explained that his campaign does not represent Wall Street or corporate America and argued that the middle class shouldn’t be subsidizing the top 1 percent of earners.
“Democracy is not about billionaires buying elections,” Sanders said.
The Vermont senator also outlined his policies on education: he emphasized funding for education instead of jail for youth, and that earning a degree shouldn’t be punished with crippling debt. His reputation of authenticity was cemented when he asked questions directly to the crowd about student debt and health care – instead of taking questions formally, he simply had a conversation with individuals in the audience.
Although Sanders talked for over an hour, the crowd was begging for more and chanting “Bernie!” as he waved goodbye and left the stage. Voters were clearly fueled by Sanders’ revolutionary-style rhetoric, since he later won the New Hampshire primary by a huge margin.
The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop is currently live tweeting the Bernie Sanders Rally from Manchester, New Hampshire. Follow us on twitter at @CamWritersWkshp for live tweets & updates! And stay tuned to this website for full coverage from the rally from our talented managing intern, Emily Smith!