Social movements, not the work of political parties, are the key to forcing the powerful to make concessions.
Movements now allied with the Sanders campaign—if they choose to remain confined to the Democratic Party—will continue to face damaging results.
Democratic Party leaders effectively ensured no motions were brought to a vote and that Governor Cuomo was anointed the chair through an unfair process.
The People’s Summit largely avoided discussing the US two-party political system and how those who made the Sanders campaign a success should confront it.
There will be differences of opinion among Sanders supporters, however, there are some actions, which the political climate calls for.
The party “didn’t want to change their policies to accommodate an upstart that was doing better than he should have.”
“The struggle continues,” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders declared in a speech, which capped off his statewide campaign in California. He described the struggle broadly as one for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice. Sanders also noted he has overwhelmingly won young people in the majority of the United States.
The Associated Press and NBC News inappropriately reported Hillary Clinton made history and “clinched” the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. It spurred other media organizations, such as CNN and the New York Times, to follow suit and splash their home pages with big headlines indicating Clinton was the nominee. In engaging
Sanders supporters understand very well how the process works and what kind of candidate is supposed to make it to the end.
Such open shade-throwing is unlikely to endear many Sanders supporters to a party that will need them in November and beyond.