Last night — Wednesday, September 30, 2015 — Bernie Sanders and his supporters celebrated some amazing milestones to mark the end of the third quarter of 2015: more than 1.3 million donations received from more than 650,000 people, totalling roughly $25 million.
To celebrate this milestone, I'd like to introduce you to one (especially creative) person in that crowd of 650,000 contributors.
Her name is Emily Engel. She’s a professional seamstress who lives in Ludlow, Massachusetts, and who is the creator of Lil’ Bernie.
Emily has been making her Lil’ Bernie dolls for almost two weeks now, mostly because she wanted to contribute her creative talents to help the crowd carry Bernie Sanders to the White House. And she wanted to contribute some money, too. So all the proceeds from the sale of her Lil’ Bernies — everything above time & materials — that money has gone directly to Big Bernie’s campaign.
Lil’ Bernie: coming soon to a campaign rally near you!