Sanders asks for donations to reelect members of 'The Squad'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'It's not coming out' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden must keep progressive promises or risk losing midterms MORE (I-Vt.) put out a fundraising call using his campaign's email list Sunday night, imploring supporters to split a three-way donation between members of "the Squad."

In the email, Sanders suggested a donation of $5 each to the campaigns of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Schumer endorses democratic socialist India Walton in Buffalo mayor's race MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDozens of Democrats call for spending bill to pass 'climate test' House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibClimate advocates turn sights on Wall Street House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Ilhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' MORE (D-Mich.), all of whom endorsed his campaign for president which ended last week.

"Today I am asking you to support some extraordinary congresswomen — and important leaders of our movement — to ensure they can continue fighting for our values in Congress," Sanders wrote.

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The fourth member of "the Squad," Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleySix big off-year elections you might be missing Climate advocates turn sights on Wall Street House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting MORE (D-Mass.), is not facing a Republican challenger this fall and has no challengers in the Democratic primary for the district as well. Pressley was the only member of the group of four freshmen progressives to endorse Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing Republican spin on Biden is off the mark MORE (D-Mass.), who also ended her own bid for the Democratic nomination.

Tlaib is facing a competitive primary challenge from Brenda Jones, the Detroit City Council president who was narrowly defeated by Tlaib in a primary for the seat in 2018. Ocasio-Cortez and Omar are also facing several primary challengers as well as a number of Republicans vying for their party's respective primaries.

"Let me be very clear: If we are serious about building a political revolution — and continuing our fight for economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice — we need people like Alexandria, Ilhan and Rashida representing our progressive values in Congress," Sanders wrote.