Bernie Sanders, a progressive Senator from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats and leans toward socialism, is emerging as the left’s best choice to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. He’s calling for “a political revolution in this country” and in his first 24 hours as a candidate he raised $1.5 million.
The Rhode Island chapter of the Bernie Sanders campaign kicks off on Saturday 1pm at the Greenville Library in Smithfield.
“People in this country are tired of corporate cronyism,” said Lauren Niedel, lead organizer for the RI Progressive Democrats who is helping with the campaign. “We see it here in the likes of Skeffington and the Providence stadium and nationally with Monsanto, Wall Street, energy companies and huge multi-nationals. Bernie is the only one who is willing to take them on. As Bernie says “We need a Political Revolution” and RI needs to be a part of it. Bernie is the voice for the 99% and his campaign is gathering steam with over 100 nationwide meetups scheduled in just one week.”