Elections

Online Fans Of Bernie Sanders Propose 100,000 Person Rally On Washington’s Mall

Kerry Picket Political Reporter

Fans of Bernie Sanders have gathered over 100,000 Facebook RSVPs to agree to rally on Washington, D.C.’s Mall in October to hear the Democratic presidential candidate give a speech.

Although Sanders’s campaign itself is not the organizer of the event, according to the New York Observer, the activists leading the rally proposal brought forth the idea to Sanders presidential campaign on a conference call Wednesday.

One activist, Charlie Ryan, told The Observer that he thought the call went well.

“There was interest in learning what the vision for the event is, what benefits we see from such an event and enthusiasm for our efforts but they weren’t in a position to make any commitments,” he said.

A large part of Sanders support comes from social media. The popular hash tag #feelthebern was tweeted over 264,000 times in the last 30 days, according to the site Topsy.com.