Month: September 2017

Draft Bernie National Organizing Call – 9/14/17

The national conference call on Thursday, Sept., 14 was our 27th weekly call! We are proud to announce that the People’s Convergence Conference was a great success! We began on Friday with the rally on the National Mall followed by the trek to the Dirksen Senate Office Building where we crammed into Bernie’s office and…

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Draft Bernie National Organizing Call – 9/6/17

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, we held our 26th weekly national conference call where we talked about final plans as we head into the People’s Convergence Conference on Sept. 8-10 at American University in Washington DC! The weekend will begin on Friday afternoon with a rally and delivery of 50,000 petition signatures to Bernie’s office. The…

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As Sanders focuses on single-payer health care, some activists want him to start a new party – Washington Post – 9/11/17

Coverage of the People’s Convergence Conference, including the Rally on the Mall, petition delivery to Senator Sanders’ office and Draft Bernie Town Hall. Full article can be read here.

Drafting Bernie Sanders & Third Party Revolution – Watching the Hawks – RT – 9/8/2017

On this episode of Watching The Hawks, Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace invite Nick Brana, founder of the Draft Bernie for a People’s Party movement, to discuss third party politics and the People’s Convergence Conference.  

50K People Want to #DraftBernie for Third-Party Presidential Run – The Real News Network – 9/8/2017

The Real News Network interviews Kshama Sawant and Nick Brana, along with Draft Bernie supporters, at the rally in DC en route to delivering petitions to the Senate office of Bernie Sanders. Read the transcript and watch the video.

Inspired by Seattle and turned off by Trump, the People’s Party looks for a national stage – LA Times – 9/7/2017

Coverage of the Seattle area People’s Party, a branch of the national Draft Bernie effort, and the upcoming People’s Convergence Conference. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-seattle-peoples-party-20170907-story.html

Green Party To “Draft Bernie” Organizers Hoping To Launch A New Party: Go Green – Common Dreams – 9/6/2017

Green Party distributes a press release imploring the Draft Bernie movement to “Go Green,” published in Common Dreams. https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2017/09/06/green-party-draft-bernie-organizers-hoping-launch-new-party-go-green