Bernie Sanders gets backup from as much as 125 celebrities, artists and known public figures. Worth to mention are Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak; Patch Adams, the renowned physicist immortalized by Robin Williams in a movie; all members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; actors Will Ferrel and Mark Ruffalo; and artists in the likes of Michael Render, Margaret Cho and rapper producer Lil B.
“As artists and citizens we believe it is time for government to once again represent the people and not just big money. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate speaking against the wide spread legalized corruption that has handed our government to billionaires, large corporations and banks,” writer and director Adam McKay said in a statement.
“Bernie Sanders is a public servant who places people ahead of profit. He understands that, above all, leadership is necessary to move this country beyond its current retrogressive political condition,” according to iconic guitarist Wayne Kramer.
“Right now there is a shift of the generations. Honesty and being in touch with the common man and woman is key. This is where Bernie Sanders comes to mind with his essence and truth,” rapper and producer Lil B said.
Sanders is just 69 celebrities away to beat President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. At the time, Mr. Obama had 194 celebrities supporting him, the Daily Mail reported. The list includes the Black Eyed Peas singers Fergie and will.i.am, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Oprah Winfrey, The Jonas Brothers, Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and Eva Longoria.