Fight for Change

Susan Sarandon and Matthew Cooke talk about how Bernie and this campaign has given them hope in the political process. Don't allow yourself to grow cynical and pessimistic - stand up and fight for change.

Posted by Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Actress Susan Sarandon appears in a new ad for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP is consumed by Trump conspiracy theories Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders Sanders on Cheney drama: GOP is an 'anti-democratic cult' MORE, praising the Vermont senator for bringing people “hope in the political process.”

“I’m so happy to have somebody that I can vote for that really represents everything that I care about,” she says in the ad, which features her talking to documentary filmmaker Matthew Cooke.

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The ad also shows clips of Sanders speaking about issues that Sarandon says resonates with her, such as social justice, women’s rights, the environment and free-trade agreements.

“He’s authentic,” she continues in the ad. “We haven’t heard authentic in a while.”

“It’s like a miracle that someone has been in service for this long and hasn’t been bought, that still has his soul, that isn’t beholden to anybody except us,” she adds.

Sarandon is an outspoken Sanders supporter and critic of his rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' Hillary Clinton: There must be a 'global reckoning' with disinformation Pelosi's archbishop calls for Communion to be withheld from public figures supporting abortion rights MORE. She drew some criticism last week for saying that she didn’t know if she would vote for Clinton over Republican front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE in a general election.