How the Movement Behind Bernie Sanders Will Continue
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FEATURING MICAH UETRICHT – Bernie Sanders, the independent Senator from Vermont who ran twice for President under the Democratic Party ended his historic campaign this week. Citing the insurmountable delegate lead racked up by his rival former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders spoke of unity and reminded his supporters that the movement behind his campaign was not over.
Still many worry that with a choice between President Donald Trump and Biden this November, the incumbent is more likely to win reelection.
And while the end of Sanders’ campaign is a massive blow to progressives all over the nation, are we to give up on redesigning our government, economy, and society to benefit the 99%?
Micah Uetricht, managing editor of Jacobin magazine. He is the host of the Jacobin Radio podcast The Vast Majority and has written for the Guardian, the Intercept, the Nation, Bookforum, and elsewhere. He is the author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity (Verso, 2014), a former labor organizer, and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America in Chicago. His new book, co-written with Meagan Day is called Bigger than Bernie How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism.