The idea is simple- dress up as your favorite Bernie issue. Go out in public in your costume. Talk to others about your costume and how Bernie wants to implement that idea.
Here are some ideas and ways to have a great Berning Issues Party!
Civil Rights- Marriage Equality brides and grooms and brides and brides and grooms and grooms.
Wealth Inequality– A couple, one dressed to the nines carrying bags of money and the other dressed down with empty pockets showing
Education– Person in Cap and Gown holding a Diploma. Across the Diploma the word “Free Tuition” is splayed across.
Healthcare– A doctor dressed in scrubs and a medical mask holds a sign that reads, “The Doctor Will See EVERYONE Now.”
Electoral Reform– A person dressed in white with the words to Bernie’s proposed Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United written on the costume. Then hold a sign with Citizens United under a ban symbol.
Earth and the Environment– A person dressed in warm weather clothes, hair wet with “sweat,” lips chapped from dry heat to illustrate Global Warming
Earth and the Environment/Science and Technology– Costumes highlighting Green Energy- pinwheels to represent windmills, blue and silver sequins to represent solar panels.
Criminal Justice– Medical and/or State-Legalized Marijuana- Come dressed as bud.
Criminal Justice– End to For-Profit Prisons- A person holding/wearing jail bars with a sign that reads, “Not For Sale.”
Military and Veterans– Come dressed in uniform with a message of Bernie taking care of veterans.
Working People– Dress as you would at work, but carrying a trash can full of EBT cards, HUD housing vouchers, and other government subsidies. Wear a sign that reads, “Stop Corporate Welfare. Provide a Living Wage.”
Or come dressed as Bernie!
For more issues on Bernie’s platform for other costume ideas, please visit FeeltheBern.org
Do you Feel the BERN? Does he address the HOT issues of the day? Are you on FIRE for Bernie? Does he LIGHT a political FLAME in you? Do want the other candidates to feel the HEAT? Here are some songs to get you going at your next Bernie event:
Revolution by The Beatles (because Bernie has started a political revolution)
Fireworks by Katy Perry
Staying Alive by the Bee Gees (the song Bernie said on Ellen he’d do karaoke)
Burn by Papa Roach
Imagine by John Lennon (Bernie’s message throughout his life)
Hot Fun in the Summertime by Sly and the Family Stone
This Fire by Franz Ferdinand
Burn by Deep Purple
The Heat is On by Glenn Frey
Burn Away by Foo Fighters
Eternal Flame by the Bangles
Hotblooded by Foreigner
Burn by Ellie Goulding
Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann
Hot in Herre by Nelly
Burning Down the House by Talking Heads
On Fire by Van Halen
Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil
Hot Stuff by Donna Summers
Disco Inferno by The Trammps
Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash
In the Light by Led Zeppelin
Some Like it Hot by Robert Palmer
Fire by Jimi Hendrix
Light my Fire by The Doors
Firestarter by The Prodigy
Unforgettable Fire by U2
Burn by The Cure
We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel
Into the Fire by Deep Purple
Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis
Heat of the Moment by Asia
Burning Love by Elvis Presley
Hot, spicy foods
And of course- Bernie Sandwiches:
Not a member of the Old Boys’ Club
Behalf of the Po’ Boys
Someone with a trusting Open Face
Win Florida by appealing to Cubans
French dip with “Au Jusish”candidate
Has a long history of supporting the LGBLT community
Democratic establishment may have a Beef with him now
Because he’s been Reubening them the wrong way
It may sound Hoagie
He doesn’t have it all Wrapped up yet
But in times like these, his supporters believe we need a HERO
If you have any ideas about how to make the best Berning Issues party around, please leave a comment!