Dear MoveOn member,
Bernie Sanders won "unprecedented say over the Democratic Party platform" this week and named progressive powerhouses, including climate change author and visionary Bill McKibben and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Keith Ellison, to the party's platform drafting committee.1
Progressives now hold a majority of seats on this committee, which will set the Democratic Party's policy platform for the next four years.2
Every vote and every delegate that Bernie wins in California and the other states voting on June 7 will give Bernie's committee members more leverage to write the "strongest progressive agenda that any political party has ever seen” at the Democratic convention.3
California has more delegates at stake than any other state, and a new poll out yesterday shows the race in California is a dead heat.4
Can you help Bernie win California by calling Californians this weekend to help identify Bernie supporters? Bernie's staff and volunteers will then make sure those supporters get out and vote. Call from your own home or meet up with a friend and call together.
Democratic Party operatives typically appoint the 15-member drafting committee. But the strength of Bernie's political revolution forced party officials to the table to negotiate with Bernie’s campaign.
Bernie was able to appoint five members, who will be fighting for the Democratic Party to officially embrace a $15 minimum wage, break up big banks, ban fracking, and end our corrupt campaign finance system.
If Bernie wins big on June 7, his team will have the momentum and power to shape the Democratic Party platform for the next four years and beyond.
Thanks for all you do.
—Matt, Mark, Hannah, Emily, and the rest of the MoveOn for Bernie team
1. "Sanders wins greater say in Democratic platform; names pro-Palestinian activist," The Washington Post, May 23, 2016
2. "The Democratic Platform Committee Now Has a Progressive Majority. Thanks, Bernie Sanders." The Nation, May 24, 2016
4. "California Up for Grabs, Poll Finds, as Clinton and Sanders Battle," The New York Times, May 26, 2016
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