Ever since he announced his Democratic party candidacy for United States President in April last year, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has risen from being a guy who was originally viewed as a third-party candidate to someone who has gained a rabid following in the most unique of ways. Through the internet, especially memes (check out the Bernie Sanders’ Dank Meme Stash group on Facebook), Sanders has gotten young people excited about the political process. These young people include musicians in the New England area who want to help out Sanders with his campaign any way they can.
“My goal with putting together this compilation was to bring folks together to raise money for the campaign,” says Krieger. “I got an overwhelming response from musicians in and around the Boston area that were happy to contribute. I figure the more people share the compilation around, the more money we can raise for [Sanders].”
It’s definitely an ingenious way for people to show support for a candidate who was actually instrumental in helping start the legendary DIY music space 242 Main while as Mayor of Burlington during the 1980s.