Welcome to BTTB. I am your host, Will Vanguard. I am an Iraq War veteran, turned musician, now dedicating my public life to peace activism. I have noticed that one of our greatest obstacles to electing someone like Bernie Sanders is the influence of corporate media on our culture. This event is designed to counter that by bringing real people together so we an feel the power of grassroots organizing for Bernie 2020, amplified by social media. This event involves training for how to canvass in your area, to include instruction on how to use the Bern app on your phone. I will lead us through that and we will have a few breaks with live music, a testimonial or two from locals about Bernie, and more. The purpose of this event is to inspire you to volunteer, and organize for Bernie 2020. We are going to overcome the influence of corporate media by making heart to heart connections with our neighbors, canvassing door to door. So join us and be inspired to Bern Thru The Blackout!