(2 comments) Friday, March 3, 2017 Drone Resisters Acquitted, Juror Tells Them: "Keep Doing It"
After deliberating for only about a half hour, the jury returned with a verdict of not guilty on all charges. Applause erupted in the courtroom upon the jurors' announcement of the verdict. The four were charged with obstruction of government administration, disorderly conduct, and trespass and faced a year in jail.
(47 comments) Sunday, July 10, 2016 Democrats Adopt Most Progressive Platform in Party History
Pressed by supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party platform writers meeting this weekend in Orlando, Florida, adopted a progressive agenda that underscores the need for bold action on climate change, addresses criminal justice reform and calls for doubling the federal minimum wage.
(1 comments) Thursday, February 25, 2016 Sanders Challenges Clinton to Commit to Stopping Job-Killing Trade Deals
"If Secretary Clinton really wanted to stop the loss of manufacturing jobs in Ohio she should have joined Senator Sanders in opposing the North American Free Trade Agreement and permanent normal trade relations with China," Sanders' Policy Director Warren Gunnels said.
(39 comments) Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Moveon Endorses Bernie Sanders; Top Five Reasons Why
With a record-setting 78.6 percent of 340,665 votes cast by the MoveOn membership, Senator Bernie Sanders has won MoveOn.org Political Action's endorsement for president with the largest total and widest margin in MoveOn history.
(1 comments) Thursday, November 5, 2015 Mass Mobilization To Stop The TPP Announced, As Text Is Released
The protest, co-sponsored by 59 organizations, is being spearheaded by Popular Resistance and Flush The TPP and includes environmental, human rights, labor, climate change and good government groups. They have been organizing this mobilization for months knowing that the TPP would be made public around this time.
(7 comments) Sunday, November 1, 2015 Sanders Campaign Releases First TV Ad
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign on Sunday released its first television ad, titled "Real Change."
The ad highlights the senator's history of standing up "for working families and for principle."
(1 comments) Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Sanders Calls for Probe into Exxon Mobil Claims on Climate Change
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today asked the Department of Justice to investigate potential fraud by Exxon Mobil Corp. over conflicts in what it knew and what it told the public and shareholders about the cause of climate change.
In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Sanders asked for a probe into what he called a "potential instance of corporate fraud" by the oil giant.
Friday, October 9, 2015 Criticism of CNN's Democratic Debate Panel
asking CNN to include a progressive journalist on its panel of questioners at Tuesday's Democratic debate. CNN included conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt as one of three panelists who questioned Republican presidential candidates in last month's debate at the Reagan Library. They should include a progressive journalist for the Democratic primary debate.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 Millennial Turnout Proves Continued Force in 2012 Election
The youth vote represented a 19 percent share of the electorate, which was up one point from the electoral-map changing 2008 elections. This means 22-23 million young Americans, or 49%, voted in Tuesday's elections. For the last decade, the Millennial population has not only grown in size, but also in diversity of thought, leadership and engagement in civic life.