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 SandersSirota reacts to report of harassment, doxing by Harris supporters Republicans not immune to the malady that hobbled Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Republicans lawmakers rebuke Trump on election 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 WarrenOvernight Defense: Appeals court revives House lawsuit against military funding for border wall | Dems push for limits on transferring military gear to police | Lawmakers ask for IG probe into Pentagon's use of COVID-19 funds On The Money: Half of states deplete funds for Trump's 0 unemployment expansion | EU appealing ruling in Apple tax case | House Democrats include more aid for airlines in coronavirus package Warren, Khanna request IG investigation into Pentagon's use of coronavirus funds 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 BidenFormer Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick Bloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida MORE and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBillionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November Buttigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice 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.