Bernie Sanders supporter
Hi. I'm Dan Johnson. I'm an at-large Bernie Sanders delegate from Illinois. Why?
When my kids go to college in 15 years or so, it should be free. Senator Sanders has a bill to do that. I pay $20,000 a year in health insurance premiums and deductibles; all our family health care should be free. Senator Sanders has a bill to do that. His Democratic policies would make my family wealthier by making our country more prosperous.
I want Nancy Pelosi to be the Speaker of the House. That only happens if millions more Americans vote in 2016. I believe Bernie Sanders campaign will help make that happen.
My day job is a state lobbyist for my firm Progressive Public Affairs and I've seen how Democratic elected officials are, by and large, so much better than Republicans (even the thoughtful, reasonable Republicans only vote the right way some of the time). There's something about American culture that looks down on partisanship, but I'm pushing back against that. I'm married and the father of three young children.
BERNIE IS RIGHT: WE NEED MILLIONS MORE ENGAGED IN POLITICS
The only way we are going to implement this progressive agenda is if millions more Americans demand it. That's the point of the Bernie Sanders campaign and my campaign -- this site -- is a small part of doing that. I'll collect and compile data, evidence and other knowledge about how we active Democrats can work together to elect Democratic governments. Democratic governments make the world a better place and Democratic governments only happen when millions of people work together to elect them.