The 60-second ad initially features images of faces of diverse people that are later split down the middle as the voice-over from Sanders is heard decrying political forces attempting to split up the country.
“Our job is not to divide, our job is to bring people together,” Sanders says. “If we do not allow them to divide us up by race, by sexual orientation, by gender, by not allowing them to divide us up by whether or not we were born in America, or whether we’re immigrants, when we stand together, as white and black and Hispanic and gay and straight and woman and man, when we stand together and demand that this country works for all us, rather than the few, we will transform America — and that is what this campaign is about, is bringing people together.”
Although Sanders is heard enumerating “gay” and “sexual orientation,” characteristics of other people in the LGBT community — such as “bisexual,” “transgender” and “gender identity” — are omitted.
After images of diverse families are shown, such as one of a Jewish wedding and another of two black women in graduation gowns, the once ripped-apart images of faces are reassembled to become whole. The video ends with footage of Sanders at a rally and the message “together.”
The Sanders campaign makes public the gay-inclusive ad after he generally has abstained on the campaign trail from talking about his support for LGBT rights, unlike his rival Hillary Clinton who has enumerated it on multiple occasions.