Apr 26, 2016
BERNIE SANDERS WILL CAMPAIGN all the way up to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia to seek the nomination—and to continue building the “political revolution.”
What is that political revolution, beyond his call to get the billionaires and corporations out and the people in?
Electing candidates to public office like Sanders—both this year and in years to come—is one leg.
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Senator Sanders has a long-standing commitment to union principles and labor’s values and I stand firmly behind him as the strongest candidate who will articulate our issues. Sanders is the bold, pro-worker alternative.
As a truly progressive candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, Senator Sanders is inspiring millions of Americans with policy proposals that put the interests of the 99%, front and center. His campaign is drawing attention to what unions and collective bargaining have accomplished for workers and is energizing our movement. Take the pledge to vote for Senator Sanders!
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"Telephone workers in New England know Bernie well because he has walked our picket lines and supported our organizing efforts for years. In our union's recent campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Bernie was not on the fence—he was helping us lead the fight against a job-killing trade bill backed by Democrats and Republicans alike."
"Bernie is running on a record of real accomplishment for workers, farmers, veterans, and millions of other blue-collar Americans...But here's the real difference between him and all the rest: he's the candidate who truly believes in the power of grassroots organizing. Bernie has been to South Carolina over the past few years and some of our members got the chance to see that first hand when he met not only with labor unions but with the fast food workers fighting for $15 an hour and a union."
"Many are discouraged that economic inequality is worse now than six years ago. This is our chance to build a movement that will not answer to the US Chamber of Commerce. This is our chance to build for 2016 and beyond. I am excited to support Bernie for President and join with tens of thousands of volunteers across America."
"I think everyone is just sick and tired of hearing promises from politicians who say they'll fight 100 percent for people but then act for Wall Street...Bernie Sanders has never strayed from his working class roots. Not only has he been true to his word in Vermont for the last 35 years, he has rallied real hope across the country—as a four-term mayor, eight-term Congressman, and now two-term U.S. Senator. I stand strong for Bernie for President in 2016."
“Bernie Sanders has been an outspoken champion of postal customers, postal workers and the public Postal Service – demanding expanded services for all Americans, an end to mail delays, and an end to the closure of postal facilities…he has been a forceful advocate for working people for decades. He’s not in the pocket of big corporations. There has been tremendous interest and excitement about his campaign in the labor movement."
"The reason I support Senator Sanders is simple: Bernie has a long track record of supporting workers and their right to unionize. Just recently he was standing with FairPoint workers on their picket lines and offering them aid and support. When members ask me if Bernie can win, I tell them, that's up to us!"