Democratic Party

National Organizing Call – 10/19/17

On this week’s call, Nick discussed the fall meeting of the DNC and their purging of progressives and appointing lobbyists. This gives us an opportunity to go on social media to remind people again that the Democratic Party’s topdown structure and dependence on corporate money make the creation of a major new party even more…

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A New Party, With or Without Bernie – Huffington Post – 9/21/17

Whether or not Bernie joins the effort, progressives are ready for a new party that will truly represent them, rather than pay them lip service like the corporate Democrats have been doing for years. Read Gail McGowan Mellor’s complete article at the Huffington Post.

Sanders Supporters Committed to New Party Even Without Bernie – IVN – 9/18/17

Coverage of The People’s Convergence Conference, Draft Bernie Town Hall and the Draft Bernie movement. Read the article at IVN.us  

No one owns these voters.“Bernie can’t say, ‘Not me. Us,’ and then ignore us.” – Huffington Post – 9/16/17

Article analyzes the progressive voter, and how they cannot be controlled by a candidate nor either of the two corrupt, corporate parties. Read the article at Huffington Post

Draft Bernie Town Hall Sister Gathering

Our nation stands at a crossroads. In the words of Bernie Sanders, “We have won the battle of ideas,” and there is an awakening sense of purpose and possibility. A new generation is taking up the struggle for revolutionary change. Progressives converge in Washington DC to discuss the future of our movement and the direction…

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Fork In The National Road: A New Progressive Supermajority Party Is Forming – Huffington Post

Author Gail Mellor McGowan assesses the political environment in light of the 2016 election and primary season, and previews The People’s Convergence Conference. She also assesses how the nation has arrived at this point in its history. Read the story here.

Press Release: Announcing The People’s Convergence Conference and Draft Bernie Town Hall Featuring Dr. Cornel West and Kshama Sawant

For Immediate Release Aug. 2, 2017 Contact: Carol Ehrle | carol@draftbernie.org |  (248) 808-4200 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Progressives from around the country will gather in the nation’s capital Sept. 8-10 for The People’s Convergence Conference to discuss the central questions facing our movement: What will it take to defeat the right wing and build a powerful…

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Corporate Lobbyist Becomes Chair of the California Democratic Party, Confirms the Need for a New People’s Party

For Immediate Release: May 20, 2017 BREAKING: Corporate lobbyist Eric Bauman just became chair of the California Democratic Party. His achievements include taking $100,000 from pharmaceutical companies to block the initiative for lower drug prices in California. An initiative backed by Bernie Sanders. The Democratic Party doesn’t need any help from the Republicans to lead…

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