Bernie Sanders just made a bold statement on inclusion: He tweeted in Arabic.
The Vermont senator and Democratic presidential nominee posted on Twitter Friday a graphic and message in Arabic. "America becomes a greater nation when we stand together and say no to racism, hatred, and bigotry," the translated message reads. The graphic says, "Not me, us."
The tweet is part of a larger initiative the Sanders camp rolled out this week: #AmericaTogether. A social media call to action, the goal of the campaign is "to give Bernie a huge surge of online support, and to show as many on-the-fence voters that taking part in the democratic process is a powerful way to break through the hate-filled barriers that often divide so many of us."
Versions of the tweet are available for download on the Sanders website in various languages, including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. The posters were designed by Aled Lewis, a London-based designer and illustrator.
The move comes a day ahead of the Nevada caucus, where a last-minute surge has Sanders polling nearly neck-in-neck with rival Hillary Clinton. According to a RealClearPolitics average of polls, Sanders trails Clinton by just two percentage points in the state. (In South Carolina, where the two will face off next weekend, she retains a dominant 20-plus-point lead.)