April 2017

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Sanders Statement on Ossoff

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Friday in support of Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District: “Let me be very clear. It is imperative that Jon Ossoff be elected congressman from Georgia’s 6th District and that Democrats take back the U.S. House. I applaud the energy and grassroots activism in Jon’s campaign. His victory would be an important step forward in fighting back against Trump’s reactionary agenda.”

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Sanders Statement on the DNC Unity Reform Commission

MIAMI – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Wednesday after the Democratic National Committee announced the members of the Unity Reform Commission, which was established to help determine the best way forward for the Democratic Party in terms of rule changes: “I look forward to working with the new Unity Reform Commission of the Democratic National Committee. “It is my full intent, and the intent of the eight men and women I named to the commission, to fight vigorously for fundamental reforms in the Democratic Party. We must build a 50-state, grassroots party that opens its doors to the …

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Sanders Statement on Kansas Special Election Results

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Wednesday congratulating James Thompson for his strong campaign in the heavily conservative Kansas 4th congressional district: “I want to congratulate James Thompson and the progressive community in Kansas for running a great campaign in the 4th congressional district. Nobody likes to lose a close election but, in a congressional district that Donald Trump won by 27 points last fall, James lost by just seven points last night. That’s an incredibly impressive showing. It is a showing that makes the entire country understand that grassroots America is beginning to stand up and …

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Sanders and Perez Announce “Come Together and Fight Back” Tour

Senator Bernie Sanders, DNC Chair Tom Perez and other Democratic Party leaders will be traveling to nine “red” and “purple” states starting on April 17th.  Along with local activists they are tentatively scheduled to hold rallies in Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Nebraska, Utah, Montana, Arizona and Nevada. More information will be released in the coming days. The purpose of their trip is to begin the process of creating a Democratic Party which is strong and active in all 50 states, and a party which focuses on grassroots activism and the needs of working families. Sanders and Perez stated: “At a time of massive …

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