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