Spike Lee Tells Americans to ‘Wake Up’ in Star-Studded Bernie Sanders Ad

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The video features Rosario Dawson, Tessa Thompson, Shaun King, Dr. Cornel West, daughter of Eric Garner, Erica Garner and more.



 
In a new ad for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Spike Lee calls on Americans to “wake up."

The video features activists and celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Tessa Thompson, Shaun King, Dr. Cornel West, daughter of Eric Garner, Erica Garner and more.

Spike Lee Backs Bernie Sanders for President

The Brooklyn-based director has been very vocal about his support for Sanders. His video features activists and celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Tessa Thompson, Shaun King, Dr. Cornel West, daughter of Eric Garner, Erica Garner and more.

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“At this crucial moment in American history, we need my brother Bernie because he’s a man of integrity, honesty, dignity and courage,” West says in the video. “And he’s got a vision that focuses on everyday people.”

The video was posted Saturday, three days before today's New York primary.

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