[Marxism] Fwd: Some Bernie Sanders Supporters Finding A New Home Within The Green Party : NPR

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Aug 6 11:12:19 MDT 2016


At the Green Party national convention in Houston, Bernie Sanders may 
have been mentioned more often so far than the party's own presumptive 
nominee, Dr. Jill Stein.

The progressive third party has a rare opportunity to expand their reach 
by picking off disaffected supporters of the Vermont senator. The group 
had planned to have about 250 people at their quadrennial gathering, but 
organizers said in the past few weeks interest exploded and that now 
more than 500 people are expected.

An opening reception Thursday evening featured a speech from Yahne Ndgo, 
a vocal "Bernie or Bust" supporter who has now found a home in the Green 
Party. She said the Democratic National Committee rigged the Democratic 
primary in favor of Hillary Clinton.

Jill Stein is leading the Green Party ticket. She hopes to capitalize on 
the wave of support for Bernie Sanders.

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"Are you going to try and go inside there and reform this party that has 
demonstrated in every way, with every opportunity, that they really do 
not give a flying f*** about one thing that you care about?" Ndgo said 
to rousing applause. "Or are you going to open up your mind to the 
possibility that there is something in place, a national organization 
that's already in place that actually wants to hear from and represent 
your needs, your interests and your leadership? To me, it's not a hard 
decision."


full: 
http://www.npr.org/2016/08/06/488966647/some-bernie-sanders-supporters-finding-a-new-home-within-the-green-party



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