Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Introduce Bernie Sanders At Wisconsin Rally

“We have this great country. We have this human chance to take care of this freedom.”

April 02, 2016
Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Introduce Bernie Sanders At Wisconsin Rally Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images

Earlier this morning, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon introduced Bernie Sanders at a political rally in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, endorsing him in his speech.

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“For some of the candidates I feel the personal and political nature of this opportunity has eclipsed their obligation to the people and some have lost sight of the idea that every person is created equal," he said to an estimated crowd of 3,400 people. "That every person has the right to have their life protected within the integrity of justice, their liberties celebrated and their pursuit of happiness fully allowed. I feel that Senator Sanders looks at this as not a personal opportunity but as a charge with which only he has the courage and ability to fulfill.”

Vernon's support of Sanders comes hot off the heels of other acts such as the Thermals (who opened for him at a Portland rally), Michael Stipe, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Killer Mike.

Watch the speech below via NME and read our feature on how artists have been able to support Sanders' election run here.

Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Introduce Bernie Sanders At Wisconsin Rally