|Breaking 2016 news, Diane: Senator Bernie Sanders just announced that he is running for president.|
We're more than a year away from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia -- when we'll actually choose our Democratic nominee and the 45th President of the United States. But we know one thing for sure: Having a wide range of progressive views in this race is good for the dialogue of our party and for our country.
And Bernie Sanders is a progressive champion. He's represented the people of Vermont for years in the Senate after 16 years in the House of Representatives. Throughout his career, he's been a fierce advocate for working families and has a strong record of supporting equal pay for women, working to raise the minimum wage, taking action on climate change, and fighting for an economy that works for the middle class. We couldn't be more excited to hear him to say he's in.
So can you take a second to show you're in for 2016 as well?
No matter what, Democrats share a set of principles that will ensure that President Obama's progress is defended and advanced. America will be a better place with a Democrat in the Oval Office, and this is a critical time in the race to support our party.
So welcome, Sen. Sanders, and thank you for saying you're in for 2016!
We'll keep you updated, Diane.
P.S. -- We can't put a great Democrat in the White House unless we hit the ground running. Can you chip in $10 or more before midnight to help us hit our 50,000 grassroots donation goal for this month?