The overwhelming support for Bernie Sanders is real. In the latest endorsement ad for the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Director Spike Lee called on all-star team of activists and celebrities such as Harry Belafonte, Erica Garner (Eric Garner’s daughter), Rosario Dawson, Susan Sarandon, Linda Sarsour, Dr. Cornel West and Actress Tessa Thompson. Lee, along with the aforementioned group of notables are calling for America to wake up in the 5 minute long video. Filmed at a rally in the Bronx and posted three days before today’s New York primary, the segment, appropriately named “Wake Up,” shows the stars addressing issues like racial inequality, social justice, affordable housing, minimum wage and education.
Towards the end of the video, a few kids recite the preamble to the United States Constitution just before Lee prompts “Bernie from Brooklyn” to “talk to the people.”
“This is a campaign of the people, by the people and for the people,” Sanders said, paraphrasing Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address.
The Brooklyn-based Director has been vocal about his support for the Vermont senator for quite some time. At the beginning of April, the two met for the first time and Lee interviewed Sanders about gun violence, black voters and what the Black Lives Matter movement means to him.
Spike is clearly feeling the Bern.