Our work will continue in the form of a new group called Our Revolution
A Message from Vermont Senator & Progressive Movement Leader Bernie Sanders
Posted July 26th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
(A Brief Postscript from Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper – Niagara At Large keeps posting news and commentary about Berne Sanders because we know that many Canadians – particularly younger Canadians – have become as engaged as millions of their American neighbour’s in Bernie’s progressive agenda for improving the lives of everyday people.
In fact, campaign workers at the Bernie Sanders Buffalo, Office told me earlier this year that a number of Canadians offered to volunteer in knocking on doors in Western New York for Bernie during this past winter and spring’s election primaries.
Because they share the view I do that if Bernie can succeed in his efforts to bring in a livable, minimum wage, make post-secondary education affordable for everyone and in other areas that would make life better for the 99 per cent – if he can replace the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) trade deal, which was also negotiated with the former Harper government in Canada and which might still be signed by the Trudeau government, with a trade agreement that protects decent paying jobs at home, then there will be more pressure on governments in Canada to follow suit.
That is why it is great to hear that Bernie has every intention to continue the “political revolution” he encouraged and drew such widespread support for during his run for the U.S. presidency.
Now here is Bernie Sanders message to supporters everywhere.)
Our campaign has always been about a grassroots movement of Americans standing up and saying: “Enough is enough. This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires.”
I just finished speaking at the Democratic National Convention, where I addressed the historic nature of our grassroots movement and what’s next for our political revolution.
I hope that I made you proud. I know that Jane and I are very proud of you.
Our work will continue in the form of a new group called Our Revolution. The goal of this organization will be no different from the goal of our campaign: we must transform American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families.
We cannot do this alone. All of us must be a part of Our Revolution.
Join Our Revolution and help continue our critical work to create a government which represents all of us, and not just the 1 percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice. Add your name here.
When we started this campaign a little more than a year ago, the media and the political establishment considered us to be a “fringe” campaign. Well, we’re not fringe anymore.
Thanks to your tireless work and generous contributions, we won 23 primaries and caucuses with more than 13 million votes, all of which led to the 1900 delegates we have on the floor this week at the Democratic convention.
What we have done together is absolutely unprecedented, but there is so much more to do. It starts with defeating Donald Trump in November, and then continuing to fight for every single one of our issues in order to transform America.
We are going to fight to make sure that the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party becomes law. This means working for a $15 federal minimum wage, fighting for a national fracking ban, and so many more progressive priorities.
The political revolution needs you in order to make all this happen and more.
Thank you for being a part of the continued political revolution.
Watch Bernie Sanders Keynote Speech on the first night – July 25th, 2016 – of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –
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“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders