Neil Young has declared his support for US Democratic nominee hopeful Bernie Sanders in an article on his website entitled “Viewpoint: Bernie Sanders for President” – writing on the site he says: “I support Bernie because I listen to what he says. Every point he makes is what I believe in. Every one. In 2016, if Bernie had run instead of Hilary Clinton, I think we would not have the incompetent mess we have now. The DNC will spread their talking point that ‘Bernie is divisive’ … That’s because Bernie is not with the DNC. Bernie is with you … I believe Bernie Sanders. I believe Bernie is the Real Deal.”
Young told the LA Times last year that the main reason he applied for US citizenship was to vote against Trump because of his position (or lack of it) on climate change. Other americana-y musicians we like who are Bernie supporters include Bon Iver, Jackson Browne, Will Hoge, Pinegrove, Nathaniel Rateliff, Chris Shiflett, Vandoliers, Brandi Carlile and Weyes Blood. We here at AUK of course heartily support Bernie too – our friends over in the US have as much right to a universal health care system as we do – although as per what we now like to call the “Americana UK kiss of death”, perhaps don’t get your hopes up sad face.
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