Target: U.S. President Barack Obama
Goal: Give Secret Service protection to 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after possible murder attempt.
Police are investigating a possible attempt on Bernie Sanders’ life. It appears that someone shot up the 2016 presidential candidate’s Las Vegas campaign office while he was in town. A bullet hole was found in the window, alarming his campaign staffers.
Presidential candidates are often given protection from the Secret Service when they are considered to be particularly vulnerable to attack by extremists. President Barack Obama was given this protection before he was elected in 2008 due to his progressive promises and due to the fact that his race drew a special kind of hatred from certain opponents of his.
Bernie Sanders is currently in a similar position. His politics are even more progressive than Obama’s were, and his bold campaigning has drawn a lot of hate from more conservative individuals. He’s also Jewish, which exposes him to antisemitic hatred. With his poll numbers almost equal to Hillary Clinton’s, he’s definitely a “major candidate” and is therefore eligible for protection, which Clinton already has, as well as Donald Trump and other Republican candidates.
This sign of violence directed at Sanders’ campaign office indicates that his life may be in danger, and he meets all requirements for protection. If we wait much longer, it may be too late to protect him. Sign our petition to demand Secret Service protection for Bernie Sanders.
Dear President Obama,
Recently, police began investigating a possible attempt on 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ life. A bullet hole was found in a window at his Las Vegas campaign office while he was in the area. Nothing has been concluded so far, but it still makes sense to provide him with Secret Service protection.
As you likely know, Bernie Sanders fits all of the criteria for this extended protection. He’s a highly visible candidate who has received enough donations and is running as a Democrat. Less viable candidates like Ben Carson already have Secret Service protection. Why shouldn’t Sanders get the same treatment?
Even if you endorse Hillary Clinton, you can surely understand the necessity for protection when your policies are more extreme and upsetting to certain individuals than that of your opponents’. Please authorize Secret Service protection for Mr. Sanders as soon as possible.
[Your Name Here]
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