Election 2016

Listen: Spike Lee Did a Radio Ad in Support of Bernie Sanders

The filmmaker suggests that unlike his closest competitor, the Vermont senator will 'do the right thing.'

Photo Credit: Shutterstock / Denis Makarenko

In the ongoing battle for prominent black voices of support among the two Democratic presidential contenders—in the hope they might translate into black votes—score another point for Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator just received an endorsement from filmmaker Spike Lee, who recorded a radio ad promoting “Bernie from Brooklyn.”

“I know that you know the system is rigged,” Lee says in the ad. “For too long we’ve given our votes to corporate puppets...Bernie takes no money from corporations: nada. Which means he is not on the take. And when Bernie gets in the White House, he will do the right thing!”

He goes on to list examples of Sanders’ civil rights-era activism and support of “wealth and education equality.”

Check out audio of the ad, below. 

Kali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.

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