progressive politics

National Organizing Call – 11/9/17

This call is our first official Movement for a People’s Party (MPP) national conference call. As a result of last week’s election, the establishment Democrats are feeling vindicated. Ralph Northam, newly elected governor in Virginia, is a conservative Democrat who twice voted for George Bush. Recently, he announced that he would sign a bill to…

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Press Release: Draft Bernie Launches ‘Movement for a People’s Party’ Amid Explosive DNC Rigging Revelations and Record Support for a Major New Party

For Immediate Release Nov. 9, 2017 Contact: Carol Ehrle | carol.ehrle@gmail.com Media Team | media@forapeoplesparty.org Washington D.C. — The American progressive movement is reeling from the back-to-back revelations that the 2016 Democratic primary was thoroughly rigged and that the party purged Sanders supporters from the DNC. The past few weeks have made clear a conclusion…

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National Organizing Call – 11/2/17

Nick discussed Donna Brazile’s brazen attempt to sell her book by hopping on the progressive train and trying to absolve her own participation in the rigged Democratic Party primary. Every part of this is outrageous. Despicable. The admission of fraud, the new lies to obscure deeper lies, the abdication of Brazile’s responsibility for the fraud,…

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National Organizing Call – 10/26/17

On this week’s call we shared our experiences with coalition building thus far. More and more groups are coming around to the idea of working from outside the Democratic Party. That is why Nick asks that if you come across a group seriously interested in joining our coalition, send their contact information to organize@draftbernie.org and we will…

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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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Draft Bernie National Organizing Call – 9/28/17

On Thursday, September 28, we had our 29th weekly call. As we go into the next phase of organizing, coalition building toward a people’s party, Gallup is reporting the highest numbers yet, 61% of people in favor of a new political party. We have the momentum to follow in the steps of other movements like…

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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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