Progressive group 'People's Action' endorses Sanders

Progressive group 'People's Action' endorses Sanders

The progressive group People’s Action on Thursday announced its endorsement of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary. 

The group pitched Sanders as a strong, progressive leader that shares values with its network of 40 state and local grassroots organizations. 

“Bernie Sanders cuts through the haze of corporate propaganda that clouds politics across the spectrum,” People’s Action National Director George Goehl said. “He is not catching up to a movement to restructure the relationship between everyday people and big monied interests. He has been there the whole time.”

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The endorsement is key for Sanders, who is competing with fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) in the race for the party nomination. Warren and Sanders are at the top of the 15 candidate field, vying with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Ex-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Parnas says he doesn't think that Joe Biden did anything wrong regarding Ukraine MORE and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegFormer insurance executive: 'Medicare for all' would eliminate jobs that are 'not needed' Buttigieg says he's proud to be a part of US system amid UK royal family drama Buttigieg asked about 'Mayo Pete' memes by New York Times ed board MORE (D), who are advocating for more moderate proposals. 

People’s Action noted that Warren and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro would be “strong second choices for president.” 

Sanders picked up 73.6 percent of votes cast by delegates from the People’s Action member groups. 

“I’m just so proud and excited to have the endorsement of People’s Action because they understand what I understand, that at the end of the day, the only way we make real change in this country is through grassroots activism,” Sanders said in a video after the announcement. 

“That is what they are about. That is what our campaign is about. And together, we are going to win the Democratic primary,” he added. 

Sanders is one of seven candidates who will appear in the Democratic debate in Los Angeles on Thursday night.