Jacobin’s Matt Karp didn’t sugarcoat it, and neither will we: Sleepy Joe Biden won Tuesday night. He didn’t win decisively, and, depending on how big a lead Bernie ended up with in California, we might not even end up that far behind in pledged delegates, but the primary, which might’ve been a Super Tuesday coronation for Bernie Sanders, the best, most electable candidate the Democrats have, is now all-but-guaranteed to be contested until the July convention. We pick ourselves up, and we go again.
There’s plenty of good, lengthier analysis on what this means for the race elsewhere, but here are a few takeaways for us here in Philly:
Regardless, our message was always going to be to keep working, get involved, take nothing for granted. After Tuesday’s results, though, we’ll add: think of someone else, a friend, family member, or coworker, who’s just as frustrated about the state of American politics as you are. Check out the events list below. What can you bring them to? A canvass? A social event? A phonebank? Send them a text now, scroll down, and RSVP plus one. You’ll be glad you did.
General Meeting Recap
We unanimously endorsed Pennsylvania state-level candidates Elizabeth Fiedler (PA-184), Rick Krajewski (PA-188), and Nikil Saval (SD 01). They’re great. We’ll be canvassing for them this weekend.
Krystal Ball brought the house down. We have video somewhere if you missed it. This bulletin’s gone on too long already, so just watch the video.
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“Now 300% More Local”: Elizabeth Fiedler, Rick Krajewski, and Nikil Saval
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Hotel Worker Picket
Friday, March 6 | 4:30 pm | Wyndham Hotel, 400 Arch St
Bernie and Rick Krajewski Canvass in the 188th District
Saturday, March 7 | Shifts at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm | 5213 Grays Ave
Bernie, Nikil Saval, and Elizabeth Fiedler Canvass
Sunday, March 8 | Shifts at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm | 1314 South Warnock St
March Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 11 | 5:00 pm | Tattooed Moms | 530 South St
Marx Reading Group: Capital Vol. 1
Wednesday, March 11 | 7:00 pm | Chapterhouse Cafe | 620 S 9th St
“I’m a Medicare for All Voter!” Philly Campaign Kickoff (feat. Rep. Pramila Jayapal!)
Friday, March 13 | 6:30 pm | Philadelphia Community College, Bonnell Building | 1700 Spring Garden St
Bernie for President Policy and Organizing Training
Saturday, March 14 | 12:00 pm | First Unitarian Church, Griffin Hall | 2125 Chestnut St
A Planet to Win: Philly Book Launch
Tuesday, March 17 | 6:30 pm | First Unitarian Church | 2125 Chestnut St
Why Did Labour Lose? Marxism and Politics Lecture Series
Thursday, March 19 | 7:30 pm | Houston Hall, Golkin Room | 3417 Spruce St
What is the Workplace Democracy Act? Labor Leaders on Bernie’s Plan for Unions
Thursday, March 26 | 6:30 pm | 1319 Locust Street | Hosted by 1199C, AFSCME
New Members Meeting
Friday, March 27 | 7:00 pm | Location TBD
Communications Committee Meeting
Monday, March 16 | 6:30 pm | Temple University, Gladfelter Hall 413 | 1115 W Polett Walk
Canvassing Committee Meeting
Monday, March 16 | 7:00 pm | Penn Bookstore | 3601 Walnut St
Political Education Committee Meeting
Monday, March 16 | 7:30 pm | Good Karma Cafe | 928 Pine St
GND Strategy Committee Meeting
Monday, March 23 | 6:30 pm | Penn Bookstore Cafe, 2nd Floor | 3601 Walnut Street
BuxMont DSA: New Members Meeting
Saturday, March 7 | 12:00 pm | Horsham Township Library | 435 Babylon Rd
Delco #DSAForBernie Canvass
Sunday, March 8 | 2:00 pm | 1307 Edgewood Rd, Havertown
Delco DSA March Meeting
Wednesday, March 18 | 7:00 pM | Haverford Township Free Library | 1601 Darby Rd
BuxMont DSA: Media & Communications Committee, Website Meeting
Wednesday, March 18 | 6:30 pm | Starbucks | 10 N Main St | Doylestown
BuxMont DSA: March General Meeting and Potluck
Tuesday, March 24 | 7:00 pm | Reformed Church of the Ascension | 1700 W Main St |Norristown
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