Bernie Sanders Mural Bronx, NY

$5,667 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 266 people in 12 months
Taylor Sommer
on behalf of Garrison Buxton
 BROOKLYN, NY
I have collaborated with some other Bernie Supporters and Street artists here in NYC to put up this YUGE Bernie mural in the Bronx, NY. The wall is right off the highway with an enormous amount of visibility in a culturally diverse neighborhood. Because this wall is in such a high traffic area, it will have millions of eyes on it before this crucial primary on April 19th. Let's stand together and show the people of New York that Bernie is a force to be reckoned with here in NYC and that he is the best possible choice for the democratic Nominee. The picture provided is a basic mockup of what the mural will look like, but it will also include "vote April 19th and November 8th" as well as some Birdie Sanders detailing and other art. We have the wall, permits, and artists, now all we need is you! Let's  get this funded over the weekend so we can get painting first thing next week!
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Update 7
Posted by Taylor Sommer
12 months ago
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The wall is finished. Thank you all for your generosity and support. Now let's win the NY primary! Feel the Bern!
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Update 6
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12 months ago
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Here's what we've painted so far!
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Update 5
Posted by Taylor Sommer
12 months ago
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Hey everyone! We have been painting the past two days and everything is going great so far! Hopefully we will have the mural completed by today, and pics to follow. Help us get this last bit of funding to cover all of the expenses. We want to make sure everyone who has put time into this amazing piece is taken care of after all logistical costs are said and done. Thanks again guys.
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Update 4
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12 months ago
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Painting began Tuesday. Updated photos soon to come.
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Cathy McCartney
12 months ago

Great idea! One suggestion...For now, I think the part about the voting should ONLY be for April 19th. The November date may confuse some people. You can repaint the November date after the primary. Good luck and thank you for doing this!

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Garrison Buxton
12 months ago
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Hello everyone. The goal is to have the wall is finished this week. We are fully aware that the primary is on the 19th. This has all come about in less than a week, which is pretty amazing. I have been working on this pretty much non-stop to help make it happen. As mentioned, the majority of the cost go to the cost of the supplies, material, and equipment needed to produce the wall, since equipment rental is not free. We also make sure those on site have food and water and are happy/healthy. By all means, if you have connections to lifts, scaffolding, sprayers, labor for setup, onsite work, and cleanup crews, etc., we'd love to meet them and reduce the cost for future endeavors. Giving your $ to the Bernie campaign is awesome and we encourage you to do so, as we do, but giving to his campaign won't make walls like this happen that reach tens of thousands of viewers because that is not what his campaign does. It is focused on other priorities and things like this happen to quickly and spontaneously for the campaign to be able to be involved. Simply, this isn't their focus but they like that it is happening. This entire campaign is about people making things happen in the ways that they can, which is what we are doing. There are many ways to support Bernie, and this is just one of them. We encourage your support if you feel so moved but mostly we encourage you to give to Bernie's campaign in whatever way you best see fit, whether that is through our endeavor and/or any others. #feelthebern and thank you!

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Kyle W. Baker
12 months ago
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can birds be painted white???

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Debbie McManus Edmundson
12 months ago
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You need a Pay Pal account!! I was going to give , but I don't use credit cards!!!

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Cathy McCartney
12 months ago
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So wonderful!!! Thank you for helping to energize people!! I love it when artists use their talents to do good work for the world. Thank you so much!!!

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Tony Stark
12 months ago
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another day at the mural today. met a few of you guys. The wall is COMPLETED! its just north or Yankee Stadium! go see it!

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Wandy Santiago
12 months ago
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Where exactly in the Bronx is this mural?

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Tony Stark
12 months ago
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PAINTING HAS STARTED! Feel free to go visit them. YUUUUUUUUUGEEEEEEE wall. I was there today for over 2 hours watching. :) Feel the BERN!

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Dee Doawg
12 months ago
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Also, I am willing to donate another $50, but this is conditional on official assurances that the painting has begun. I cannot justify that second donation unless you first communicate a guarantee to that effect.

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Dee Doawg
12 months ago
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Hey guys, if you haven't started yet, then we have a problem. Because I have done the math: at the current rate of donation (including mine obviously) we will not get to 6500 before the primary. So if you haven't started yet then it's time to think outside of the box here. That mural has to go up NOW in order for it to make a difference to anything. Is there a way that the missing funds can be made up with, say, a loan that is repaid as soon as the funding drive concludes?

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Kyle W. Baker
12 months ago
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Have you been able to start yet?

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Ramy Abdel-azim
12 months ago
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New Mock up is really cool! I notice it's missing the April 19th date of the primary though. Any chance you can squeeze that into the mural in an artistically awesome way?

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Herima Anthony
12 months ago
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This is not real. You guys better cancel your payment. It does not even look real.

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Lourdes L. Mello
12 months ago
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Love it! I agree that we should focus ONLY on APRIL 19th. Great idea, thank you for making the difference!

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Sharon Balcaitis Hope
12 months ago
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The creator of this gofundme is a server in New York??? Who is getting the $6500 and what is the money for? See facebook for creator search Taylor Sommer.

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Sharon Balcaitis Hope
12 months ago
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One question? If " We have the wall, permits, and artists, now all we need is you!", What is the $6,500 for?

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Hugh Abrahamson
12 months ago
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Don't understand. Bernie raises $40,000,000.00 a month & can't afford a billboard. The math makes no sense. If the billboard is important, then Bernie should pay the cost

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Dee Doawg
12 months ago

Thanks very much for all your hard work in getting the mural finished on time. I am not even American but the fact is that Bernie's message is exactly what the whole world needs at this point in time, so major props to you in being instrumental in this struggle.

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Nicolas Alejandro Spirdal-Jacobsen Mendoza
12 months ago

Feel free to use the following mockup too if you want guys: https://twitter.com/nicomen/status/719611685926014976

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Tony Stark
12 months ago

yes.... TONY STARK AND THE AVENGERS supports Bernie Sanders for President. Bernie is an honorary Avenger. We got your back buddy.

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$5,667 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 266 people in 12 months
Created April 8, 2016
Taylor Sommer  
on behalf of Garrison Buxton
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JULIE Cook
12 months ago
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Mary Lehman
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Megan Elizabeth
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Danny Oakden
12 months ago
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Can't wait to see your work!

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Sue Hobbs
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Carol Robelia
12 months ago
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Eric Scott
12 months ago
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12 months ago
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Cathy McCartney
12 months ago

Great idea! One suggestion...For now, I think the part about the voting should ONLY be for April 19th. The November date may confuse some people. You can repaint the November date after the primary. Good luck and thank you for doing this!

+ Read More
Garrison Buxton
12 months ago
3
3

Hello everyone. The goal is to have the wall is finished this week. We are fully aware that the primary is on the 19th. This has all come about in less than a week, which is pretty amazing. I have been working on this pretty much non-stop to help make it happen. As mentioned, the majority of the cost go to the cost of the supplies, material, and equipment needed to produce the wall, since equipment rental is not free. We also make sure those on site have food and water and are happy/healthy. By all means, if you have connections to lifts, scaffolding, sprayers, labor for setup, onsite work, and cleanup crews, etc., we'd love to meet them and reduce the cost for future endeavors. Giving your $ to the Bernie campaign is awesome and we encourage you to do so, as we do, but giving to his campaign won't make walls like this happen that reach tens of thousands of viewers because that is not what his campaign does. It is focused on other priorities and things like this happen to quickly and spontaneously for the campaign to be able to be involved. Simply, this isn't their focus but they like that it is happening. This entire campaign is about people making things happen in the ways that they can, which is what we are doing. There are many ways to support Bernie, and this is just one of them. We encourage your support if you feel so moved but mostly we encourage you to give to Bernie's campaign in whatever way you best see fit, whether that is through our endeavor and/or any others. #feelthebern and thank you!

+ Read More
Kyle W. Baker
12 months ago
3
3

can birds be painted white???

+ Read More
Debbie McManus Edmundson
12 months ago
3
3

You need a Pay Pal account!! I was going to give , but I don't use credit cards!!!

+ Read More
Cathy McCartney
12 months ago
1
1

So wonderful!!! Thank you for helping to energize people!! I love it when artists use their talents to do good work for the world. Thank you so much!!!

+ Read More
Tony Stark
12 months ago
1
1

another day at the mural today. met a few of you guys. The wall is COMPLETED! its just north or Yankee Stadium! go see it!

+ Read More
Wandy Santiago
12 months ago
1
1

Where exactly in the Bronx is this mural?

+ Read More
Tony Stark
12 months ago
1
1

PAINTING HAS STARTED! Feel free to go visit them. YUUUUUUUUUGEEEEEEE wall. I was there today for over 2 hours watching. :) Feel the BERN!

+ Read More
Dee Doawg
12 months ago
1
1

Also, I am willing to donate another $50, but this is conditional on official assurances that the painting has begun. I cannot justify that second donation unless you first communicate a guarantee to that effect.

+ Read More
Dee Doawg
12 months ago
1
1

Hey guys, if you haven't started yet, then we have a problem. Because I have done the math: at the current rate of donation (including mine obviously) we will not get to 6500 before the primary. So if you haven't started yet then it's time to think outside of the box here. That mural has to go up NOW in order for it to make a difference to anything. Is there a way that the missing funds can be made up with, say, a loan that is repaid as soon as the funding drive concludes?

+ Read More
Kyle W. Baker
12 months ago
1
1

Have you been able to start yet?

+ Read More
Ramy Abdel-azim
12 months ago
1
1

New Mock up is really cool! I notice it's missing the April 19th date of the primary though. Any chance you can squeeze that into the mural in an artistically awesome way?

+ Read More
Herima Anthony
12 months ago
1
1

This is not real. You guys better cancel your payment. It does not even look real.

+ Read More
Lourdes L. Mello
12 months ago
1
1

Love it! I agree that we should focus ONLY on APRIL 19th. Great idea, thank you for making the difference!

+ Read More
Sharon Balcaitis Hope
12 months ago
1
1

The creator of this gofundme is a server in New York??? Who is getting the $6500 and what is the money for? See facebook for creator search Taylor Sommer.

+ Read More
Sharon Balcaitis Hope
12 months ago
1
1

One question? If " We have the wall, permits, and artists, now all we need is you!", What is the $6,500 for?

+ Read More
Hugh Abrahamson
12 months ago
1
1

Don't understand. Bernie raises $40,000,000.00 a month & can't afford a billboard. The math makes no sense. If the billboard is important, then Bernie should pay the cost

+ Read More
Dee Doawg
12 months ago

Thanks very much for all your hard work in getting the mural finished on time. I am not even American but the fact is that Bernie's message is exactly what the whole world needs at this point in time, so major props to you in being instrumental in this struggle.

+ Read More
Nicolas Alejandro Spirdal-Jacobsen Mendoza
12 months ago

Feel free to use the following mockup too if you want guys: https://twitter.com/nicomen/status/719611685926014976

+ Read More
Tony Stark
12 months ago

yes.... TONY STARK AND THE AVENGERS supports Bernie Sanders for President. Bernie is an honorary Avenger. We got your back buddy.

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