Super Tuesday texts: How to give your Democratic candidate of choice a last-minute boost

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Peer-to-peer texting platforms make it easy to make a difference. Want to support your candidate on Super Tuesday? Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have the most robust online texting platforms, called “peer-to-peer” texting: You simply follow a few minutes of instructions, and you can start sending text messages to voters online. Here’s how to sign up to help your candidate of choice: Read Full Story

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Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 presidential race

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Bernie Sanders leaving the Democratic primary race clears the way for former Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced his withdrawal from the presidential race on Wednesday morning, following Tuesday’s Wisconsin in-person primary. The in-person primary was widely criticized, and Sanders had called for its postponement . Its results will not be announced until next week . Read Full Story

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Why Vermont made all minorities eligible for the vaccine before white people under 50

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Civil rights groups facilitating the rollout think it’s not too late for Vermont—the only state to prioritize vaccines this way—to serve as a model to help increase the uptake of shots among minority communities nationwide. Home to maple syrup, Ben and Jerry’s, and Bernie Sanders, Vermont is also demographically distinct in many ways. It’s largely rural, with few urban centers. In many ways, it’s one of the most politically liberal states, but it also has a Republican governor. After Wyoming, it’s the second-smallest state in terms of population, with about 630,000 residents; and after Maine, the second-whitest state , with a 94% white population, compared to the national average of 60%. Black people account for 1.4%, Latinos 2%, Asian Americans 1.9%, and Native Americans 0.4%. Read Full Story

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How to watch the CNN Democratic debate live without cable for free

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COVID-19 is certain to be main topic of discussion between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders tonight. Here’s how to stream the debate for free. With the coronavirus pandemic threatening to overburden the healthcare system and plunge the United States into economic chaos, the two remaining viable Democratic candidates will face off in the nation’s capital tonight for the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 presidential primaries. Read Full Story

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We should all wear masks now

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The CDC is poised to tell everyone to wear a cloth mask in public. Here’s why. A little over a month ago, after the first community-spread cases of COVID-19 were reported near Seattle, U.S. surgeon general Jerome Adams tweeted a message to the American public: “Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!” The standard advice of the WHO and the CDC was the same—people shouldn’t be wearing masks unless they were already infected with the coronavirus or caring for someone with the disease. But now the CDC is expected to change its guidance to say that all people should wear cloth masks in public. Read Full Story

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