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Tlaib votes 'no' on Democratic Party platform

Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibProgressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS 'human rights abuses' Ocasio-Cortez hits Trump for 'disrespect' over calling her AOC during debates Ocasio-Cortez draws hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch livestream MORE (D-Mich.) said that she voted “no” on the Democratic Party’s 2020 platform Saturday because it does not include a plan for a single-payer health care system. 

“Today, I cast my DNC ballot and voted NO on the proposed platform,” Tlaib tweeted Saturday. “I constantly hear from constituents demanding we push for a single-payer system and away from this for-profit system that is leaving people to suffer and die just because they cannot afford health care.”

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The Democratic platform currently includes a public option for health care instead of the single-payer “Medicare for All” proposal that progressives such as Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden All fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown The Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenAll fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown What do Google, banks and chicken salad have in common? Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (D-Mass.) have pushed for in the past. 

“As a party, we must push for a future where every resident has the ability to thrive,” Tlaib said. “That means we need a platform that works to rid our society of oppression and greed. Unfortunately, in my view this platform does not do enough.”

The platform will most likely pass at this week's Democratic convention, where the party is expected to officially nominate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSix notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Harris lists out 'racist' actions by Trump in '60 minutes' interview: 'It all speaks for itself' Pence travel questioned after aides test positive MORE (D-Calif.) for the presidential ticket. 

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In a photo of her ballot posted to Twitter, Tlaib also said she was voting to nominate Sanders, who dropped out of the race in April. Tlaib endorsed Sanders during the presidential primary earlier in the race. 

The convention will feature speakers from across the party’s ideological spectrum, including progressives such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSunday shows - Spotlight shifts to positive tests among Pence aides Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden The Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sanders, as well as former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

This report was updated on Aug. 16 at 5:56 a.m.