Bernie Sanders Kicks Off His 2020 Campaign in Brooklyn (Photo Essay)

March 2, 2019
16 photos
  • Volunteers had to clear much of the Bernie Sanders’ rally area at Brooklyn College after a surprise snowstorm dumped five inches overnight. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • As was true in 2016, Bernie Sanders’ supporters represent a diverse America. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • A new batch of Bernie swag. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • Anti-Trump sentiments were prevalent. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • National co-chair of Sanders’ 2020 campaign Nina Turner waves at the crowd. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • Jane O’Meara Sanders, left, national co-chair of Sanders’ 2020 campaign Nina Turner and journalist Shaun King. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • About 13,000 people attended the rally, according to Sanders campaign estimates. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • Sanders pledged to fight for “economic justice, social justice, racial justice and environmental justice.” (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • Potential first lady Jane O’Meara Sanders during the national anthem. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • Supporters give Sanders their attention as he tells uncharacteristically personal stories during his speech. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • “I know where I came from! And that is something I will never forget,” Sanders tells the crowd. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • In one of many digs at President Donald Trump, Sanders says, “I did not have a father who gave me millions of dollars to build luxury skyscrapers, casinos and country clubs.” (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

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  • About $10 million was raised in the first week of Sanders’ 2020 campaign. Still here, indeed. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)

  • Bernie’s back. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig)