Senator Bernie Sanders has released another campaign advertisement, this time featuring salt-of-the-earth Iowans Patti and George who oppose a pipeline which would threaten their livelihood. The couple contend that Senator Sanders is against the pipeline

“Bernie Sanders didn’t hesitate to stand up against the big oil companies,” said George.

This advertisement is clearly the answer to those on the GOP side who insist that pipelines and other oil-dependent projects are beneficial to the middle class, providing jobs and lower oil prices. Instead, the couple in this ad argue that Bernie’s opposition to the pipeline protects their current livelihood and the health of their children, while also supporting that whole “climate” issue that more conservative Americans are hesitant to embrace.

“Bernie knows that if we don’t act, we threaten the climate and the health of our children. Bernie sanders has the guts to stand up for what he believes in”


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at