Bernard and His Brother: You Cannot Stop the Movement That Has Begun

by Abby Zimet, staff writer

Common Dreams | 27 July, 2016

One of the most poignant moments from Tuesday’s convention was the tearful, fiery roll call vote for Bernie from the final  Democrat From Abroad: His older brother Larry, a longtime activist – first Labor, now Green – in the U.K. who chose to “bring before this convention the names of our parents, Eli Sanders, Dorothy Glassberg Sanders.” He went on, breaking down, “They did not have easy lives, and they died young. They would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments … They loved the New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt and would be especially proud that Bernard is renewing that vision.” Across the hall, amidst the Vermont delegates, Bernie also teared up in the realest few seconds of the day.