In today’s Washington Post, Sanders writes about what he – and more importantly – his supporters want. He actually mentions the twelve million people who voted for him in primaries, but he has many more supporters than that. Some, like me, are independents who live in closed primary states. Others are people who caucused for Bernie in their states, but who are not tallied as votes for him due to the state caucus rules.
The list of issues that Senator Sanders highlights is not exhaustive, but it is expansive, emphasizing yet again that Sanders’ campaign was never one-issue, as his critics had characterized it.
I hope that the Democrats will seek to address these issues and earn the enthusiastic support of Bernie’s supporters of all political affiliations.
I take the recent energy and actions by the Congressional Democrats as a positive sign that the party is finally putting the needs of the people above the special interests.
Bernie has been calling for a revolution, not a violent one but a political one. Let’s use the momentum of the current moment to make it happen.
It’s what being a democratic republic is all about.