New "People's Party" To Challenge Republicans And Democrats
"A group of progressives gathered in Washington this weekend to try to lure Sen. Bernie Sanders to lead the creation of new political party, but the former Democratic presidential candidate was a no-show. Nevertheless, the group calling itself Draft Bernie for a People’s Party delivered an invite to Sanders signed by 50,000 supporters, and the head of the group said they are ready to move forward with a new party “with or without Bernie.”
The several hundred people gathered for the Convergence Conference cheered throughout the meeting when the Democratic and Republican parties were criticized for succumbing to corporate influence and when speakers such as Harvard University professor Cornel West and Socialist Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant called for a revolution in American politics."*
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