Fleeing the Bern: half of staff quit Sanders legacy project before it begins
Bernie Sanders announced plans for his new grassroots organising project, Our Revolution, on Wednesday night, declaring that “the struggle for justice still continues”.
In a livestream watched by tens of thousands of people, Sanders told his supporters “we have driven the debate and changed the mindset of people” as he laid out plans to elect progressive politicians and work to improve criminal justice reform, single-payer healthcare and immigration policy.
But the launch was overshadowed by reports that a majority of Our Revolution staff members had resigned in the past few days amid an internal row.
The departures, including the entire organizing department and the group’s digital director, came after Sanders’ former campaign manager Jeff Weaver was appointed president of the group. – READ MORE