DENVER, Colo. (January 14, 2019)—Thousands of excited voters came together for a nationwide event Saturday urging Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to run for President in 2020. Attendees of the over 400 house parties tuned in to a livestream to hear from key movement activists on why they support Sen. Sanders The event was organized by Organizing for Bernie, in partnership with The People for Bernie Sanders, and was co-sponsored by Our Revolution and Progressive Democrats of America.
The livestream has been viewed over 140,000 times, and featured former surrogates, staff members, and supporters of Sen. Sanders, including:
Sen. Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution
RoseAnn DeMoro, former Executive Director of National Nurses United and of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
Cori Bush, former congressional candidate for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District
Kat Brezler, The People for Bernie Sanders Digital Director
Roy Tatem, former Deputy Director of African American Outreach, Bernie 2016
Sheila Healy, former Field Director, Bernie for Senate 2018
Belen Sisa, Board Member of Progressive Democrats of America
“We are better and stronger when we come together for causes that are bigger and greater than ourselves,” said Sen. Nina Turner, adding “that is what this Run Bernie Run effort is all about.”
When discussing why she’s asking Senator Sanders to run in 2020, RoseAnn Demoro said “he’s giving his life, if he does this, to change this country and to change the world.”
Following the livestream, attendees of the over 400 house parties, which occured in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and four other countries, discussed how they can begin to build a campaign-in-waiting for Senator Sanders. Organizing for Bernie encourages all of its supporters to sign the petition asking Senator Sanders to run, and plans to host a local organizing event for a national weekend of action on January 26 and 27.