BERNIE SANDERS: JESUS WAS A SOCIALIST
“I think Jesus was a socialist,” he said
by HOWARD KOPLOWITZ | AL.COM | JULY 13, 2015
In the 22 years that she’s been eligible to vote, Elizabeth Hewitt was never motivated to cast a ballot.
“I didn’t like either candidate. I didn’t care who won because I felt it didn’t matter,” Hewitt said.
But the 40-year-old Blount County resident is no longer apathetic about politics, now that independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is running for president. Hewitt said Sanders’ platform on income inequality persuaded her to get off the sidelines in 2016.
Hewitt was one of some 300 people who attended the first Alabama for Bernie Sanders meetup Sunday at Good People Brewing Company in Birmingham. The gathering was a way for Sanders supporters to organize and spread the word about the senators’ Democratic campaign for president.