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.

Interview with Nick Brana from The People’s Convergence Conference -Truth Against the Machine – 9/9/17

Theresa Joy interviews Nick Brana of Draft Bernie at The People’s Convergence Conference.

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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

Draft Bernie National Organizing Call – 8/31/17

Last night was our 25th national conference call, and on it we talked about final plans as we head into the People’s Convergence Conference on Sept. 8-10 at American University in Washington DC!

Jimmy Dore and his whole crew will be coming. Additional speakers include Jackie Salit of Independent Voter, Bob Fitrakis and Dr. Paul Thomas who will speak on election integrity issues, and Steve Grumbine, speaking about Modern Monetary Theory. We’ve had great coverage from IVN, Heywyre, Mike Figueredo, The Observer, the Washington Times and the LA Times.

This week marks our last big push to plan more Town Hall sister gatherings and post them on the Events map so we can send out radius emails and invite more people. Right now we have over 40; let’s double that amount during the next week! Bernie will be at two Labor Day events: one in New Hampshire and one in Vermont. We’ll have a large contingency of Draft Berners there to deliver our message that we need him at the Town Hall.

Continue to call Bernie’s office and send in the rest of your draft cards with a message to implore him to attend the Town Hall. If you haven’t done so yet, register at convergence2017.org. If you live in the area and are driving to the Convergence Conference, American University is providing free underground parking for the weekend. We hope to see everyone there!