Sanders fundraising ‘to transform American society’
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP MORE (I-Vt.) is fundraising for a new organization "to take the next steps for our political revolution."

“Election days come and go, but the struggle for economic, social, racial and environmental justice continues,” he said Wednesday in an email to supporters.  

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“Our goal will be the same as in our campaign: We must work to transform American society by making our political and economic systems work for all of us, not just the 1 percent,” the former White House hopeful added.

“Together, we can revitalize our democracy, empower new progressive leaders and educate the public about the critical issues facing our country.”

Sanders said the organization, Our Revolution, will focus on achieving three goals, including "Revitalizing American Democracy by bringing millions of working people and young people into the political system.”  

The independent senator also wants to empower "the next generation of progressive leaders by inspiring, recruiting and supporting progressive candidates across the entire spectrum of government — from school board to the U.S. Senate.”  

Finally, he said the organization will do "what the corporate media does not do: Elevating political consciousness by educating the public about the most pressing issues confronting our nation and the bold solutions needed to address them.”

Sanders suggested a $3 donation toward the launch.

On Tuesday he voiced appreciation for supporters who backed his run in the Democratic presidential primary.

“I hope that I made you proud,” Sanders said in a Facebook post.

Last week Sanders helped the Democratic Party nominate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE for the presidency after their at-times fierce rivalry.