On May 10th, 2016, hundreds of students were gathered at California State University, Los Angeles, registering to vote at the â€˜Rock the Campus for Bernieâ€™ event. Students were graced with the presence of celebrity activists Rosario Dawson, Josh Hutcherson, Frances Fisher and Heather Matarazzo, who have made it their political duty to help Bernie Sanders become the Democratic presidential nominee.
I spoke with Rosario Dawson about why she endorsed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party primaries. A woman of 32 years of age and co-founder of Voto Latino, an organization that encourages Latino people to vote, Dawson takes pride in being an activist. Not only does she have a firm stance in the feminist movement, but she is also a Bernie Sanders surrogate who has participated in numerous speeches, rallies and panels fighting for Bernieâ€™s cause.
Making reference to the many issues that Bernie Sanders stands for, such as no fracking, stopping regime change, universal healthcare and education, Rosario had a lot to say about the Vermont Senator.
â€œHeâ€™s bringing all communities together, which I think is really critically important. So when youâ€™re talking about Native Indians, when youâ€™re talking about apologizing for slavery, when youâ€™re really talking about our history in South America and what weâ€™ve done as America over the years and thatâ€™s what has destroyed communities across this planet and making sure that weâ€™re not just building a wall in response to that, but actually going â€œno, letâ€™s really address what our foreign policy has doneâ€. Heâ€™s the only candidate whoâ€™s talking about those thingsâ€.
Bernie Sanders on foreign policy:
â€œThe test of a great and powerful nation is not how many wars it can engage in, but how it can resolve international conflicts in a peaceful manner. I will move away from a policy of unilateral military action and regime change, and toward a policy of emphasizing diplomacy, and ensuring the decision to go to war is a last resort.â€
– Bernie Sanders
Dec 30, 2015
For information on Dawson’s foundation, check out http://votolatino.org/