Sanders calls for people to join the ‘Political Revolution’ in Albany speech

Bernie Sanders
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks the Fort Museum Opera House in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a speech in the Capital Region on Friday.

He spoke to an intimate group of around 450 people at the Egg.

His message was the same, discussing his progressive push for fair elections, affordable education and healthcare, raising minimum wage, and improving the environment, can’t forget of course his fight to not allow corporate greed to run America.

Sanders also called on people to join the “Political Revolution” by running for office or helping those who decide to run.

“You can’t be intimidated. We need good people with strong progressive ideas running for elected positions.”

On the minds of his loyal supporters today, is he going to bow out? Sanders has not officially endorsed Hilary Clinton, but did say he would vote for her to stop Donald Trump from becoming president.

Jonathan Baum, of Great Barrington, says assuming he doesn’t get the nomination, is there an organization he’s leaving behind?

“That’s the question I had and I’m not feeling like it was really answered.”

Some supporters didn’t feel they needed a direct answer. They have hope that no matter what Sanders said on Friday, his campaign ideals will continue on.

During his speech, he spread an overall message of inspiration. This is what he told one young supporter when he asked what his advice would be for someone who has a passion for politics…encouraging good people to run for elected positions today.

“What are your passions? Do you have the courage to stand up to people who want to reject you and push you around? If you have those qualities, jump in.”

“No I don’t think it’s a movement. I think that he’s inspired a lot of people.”

Sanders is now on his way to speak in Syracuse.

During his speech, he did not say if he’s officially bowing out. He did say no matter what, his campaign ideals will continue on.

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