Statement by: Mike Van Gorder
Before Bernie Sanders, most Americans had never heard of Democratic Socialism. His campaign educated millions of people on the concept and offered it as a real solution to an entire generation of people left behind by capitalism. This campaign is an invitation to national legitimacy, especially after our local success backing the teachers union - people are ready to get past the stigma of “socialism”. We can use the campaign as a means to invite even more folks into the fold. The sooner we come out and back Sanders, the more likely his - and our - success is. We need each other.