BERNIE’S REVO­LU­TION­ARY LEGACY

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

In the thick of the 2016 race, pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Sen. Bernie San­ders es­tab­lished a or­ga­ni­za­tion he called “Our Revo­lu­tion” which spe­cial­ized in feisty so­cial me­dia and coun­ter­cul­tural lan­guage bor­rowed from the 1960s.

Though Mr. San­ders in now back on Capi­tol Hill, his or­ga­ni­za­tion is still per­co­lat­ing, and fundrais­ing for pro­gres­sive causes. It is par­tic­u­larly keen on Rep. Keith El­li­son of Min­nesota be­com­ing chair­man of the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee,

“Cam­paigns end, revo­lu­tions en­dure,” the group notes in a new pub­lic out­reach.

“As we face the un­cer­tainty of what a Trump pres­i­dency might en­tail, we must do ev­ery­thing we can to ad­vance the ideals of our po­lit­i­cal revo­lu­tion. This mo­ment re­quires that we fight harder than ever to achieve so­cial, eco­nomic, racial and en­vi­ron­men­tal jus­tice,” says ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Shan­non Jack­son.

“When Bernie kicked off his pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, he wanted to show that when mil­lions of peo­ple stand to­gether, we can change this coun­try for the bet­ter. If we stand to­gether to op­pose Trump and con­tinue car­ry­ing out the goals of our po­lit­i­cal revo­lu­tion, there is no limit to what we can ac­com­plish to­gether.”

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