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Feb 13 2016
Erica Garner Endorses Bernie Sanders In Powerful New Ad Comments (0)

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The daughter and the granddaughter of Eric Garner—whose “I can't breathe” death at the hands of the NYPD outraged all rational human beings—appear in a long, powerful new ad on behalf of the Bernie Sanders campaign.

In the ad, Erica Garner says:

I'm behind anyone who's gonna listen and speak up for us ... and I think we need to believe in a leader like Bernie Sanders.

Support for Hillary Clinton vs. support for Bernie Sanders among prominent black figures is generally fairly easy to categorize, with more establishment-oriented figures and older figures and women backing Hillary and more activist and younger figures backing Sanders. Even within Garner's own family there is a schism—his mother, Erica Garner's grandmother, is campaigning for Hillary.

Keep reading to see the ad ...