BERNIE’S REVOLUTIONARY LEGACY
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.”