All young people are #FeelingTheBern – or so says common knowledge. But a “Millenials for Hillary Bar Night” on Monday evening proved them wrong.
“I want millennials to see other millennial that are passionate about Hillary Clinton,” said Elizabeth Lucy, 22, a volunteer and one of the two organizers of the evening.
“It’s just so important to me when I meet another young Hillary supporter, so I wanted to get us all together to see one another and say, ‘We are here and we are with her,'” she said.
More then 120 people turned the Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn, into a full-blown Hillary party. For many it was the first time they had met other Hillary supporters their age, and they excitedly took the chance to discuss politics without being put into the Bernie-corner.
“Stop saying I should like Bernie Sanders, I don’t,” expressed Carley Gooley, 26, who works in marketing and was here with her girlfriend.
With the New York primary around the corner, the event attracted several media outlets (including a Dutch tv crew) even though a promised surprise guest – who would have been New Jersey Senator Cory Booker – didn’t make it.
But that didn’t stop the enthusiasm of the young Hillary fans, who took selfies with the golden “H” balloons and schmoozed over nachos and their common dislike for Donald Trump.
And it wasn’t all socializing – at the end of the evening, a Hilary for America staffer had a staple of volunteer-sign up-sheets to bring back.