Cheri Honkala, the leader of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, announced that her group was organizing the world’s largest “fart-in” to be held on July 28 at the Wells Fargo Center during Hillary Clinton’s anticipated acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination.
“We will be holding a massive bean supper for Bernie Sanders delegates on American Street in my Kensington neighborhood on the afternoon of July 28,” she said. “We are setting up a Clintonville there, modeled on the Hoovervilles of the 1930s where the poor and unemployed built shanty towns. The Sanders delegates, their bellies full of beans, will be able to return to the Wells Fargo Center and greet the rhetorical flatulence of Hillary Clinton with the real thing.”
Honkala said she would issue an invitation to Sanders to join the bean supper, which she is calling Beans for Hillary. She has asked donors to send cans of beans to 1301-W Porter Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19148.
“Any remaining beans will be served to the homeless, although we will, of course, be urging Sanders delegates to eat as much as possible,” Honkala said.
Chris Hedges, an author and activist who is an ordained Presbyterian minister, will open the Beans for Hillary meal with a nondenominational prayer.
“I am happy to bless a meal that will be put to such effective political use,” Hedges said.
In other news a number of Sanders' supporters are also arguing against the Sanders' campaign given their mailing list to the DNC:
Asked Friday if Sanders should hand over his donor list to the Democratic National Committee or the Clinton campaign, a panel moderated by “Democracy Now!” co-host Juan Gonzalez voiced their opposition.
Dominique Scott, a 21-year-old University of Mississippi student who attended the summit Saturday, argued that Sanders shouldn’t hand over his list because "there are reasons why people didn’t support Clinton in the first place."
"She has her own donors," Scott said. "She has plenty of money."
For those who may not know, it is traditional for losing campaigns to hand over their donor lists to the party once their campaign comes to an end. It is how grownups do politics.
In yet other news there are a number of Bernie supporters who are also practicing how to get arrested at the convention in Philadelphia:
The big question this weekend in Chicago is how to turn the Bernie Sanders movement into a lasting element of Democratic politics.
For some of the Sanders faithful on Saturday afternoon, the answer was locking arms on a civic center floor and struggling as “police officers” pulled them apart and “arrested” them.
Okay just for clarification are THESE the people whose trust Hillary is supposed to "earn" before November?