Facebook censors pro-Amendment 69 campaign
DENVER — The “bern” was so strong at Amendment 69’s CU-Boulder rally featuring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that Facebook deemed the material in a post too inappropriate to be sponsored by Advancing Colorado.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke Monday to a crowd of 2,000 at Farrand Field at CU-Bouldertoday in favor of Colorado’s government-run healthcare system ColoradoCare. After poll numbers for Amendment 69 showed universal distaste for the measure — every demographic, including Millennials, opposes the amendment by a 2-1 margin — campaigners for the 10 percent premium tax on every dollar earned turned to a new method of voter outreach: vulgar language and imagery. The ColoradoCare rally featured “exposed” patients and buttons that declared, “69 The best F*CKING amendment on the ballot.” A state representative who represents the area, Jonathan Singer, a Democrat, said at one point, “if you’ve ever felt the Bern, you need [Amendment 69].”
Advancing Colorado Chief and Spokesman Jonathan Lockwood claims the ColoradoCare campaign is so ridiculous even Facebook thinks its inappropriate:
“There’s a better way to take care of each other than Amendment 69 and Millennials need to know the truth about this dangerous proposal that will triple our taxes and jeopardize women’s, LGBT, and other vulnerable Coloradans’ health. ColoradoCare will slash young people’s health care choices, hold us hostage by an unelected bureaucracy and economically put us in shackles. Sanders talks a lot about revolution and uses that kind of heated rhetoric, so to follow along, Coloradans really need to form information-militias at the local level so they can be armed at the ballot box with their votes against this out-of-state invasion.”