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(17,997 posts)
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:46 AM Dec 2015

BREAKING: WFP endorses Bernie Sanders!

Last edited Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:41 PM - Edit history (1)

The votes are in and we're emailing you first. With the support of 87% of WFP members, the Working Families Party is officially endorsing Bernie Sanders for President in the Democratic Party Primary!

We're proud to stand with Senator Sanders. Thousands of WFP members like you overwhelmingly see him as a progressive who understands the problems our country faces. Who understands that it will take a "political revolution" to challenge the power of the big money crowd that puts greed above all other values.

Working Families Party is for Bernie because Bernie is for working families. The rich may not worry much about the cost of college or their hourly wage, but nearly everyone else does. We need a President who knows what he believes, a President who is not afraid to tell the truth about our country.

Today, WFPers are celebrating. Tomorrow, we'll get to work mobilizing the energy of member like you and the talents of WFP staff to grow the #WFP4Bernie revolution!

It's a big challenge. The WFP has never endorsed on a national level before. But with your help, we can get the job done.

Can you contribute $3 towards organizing WFP supporters for Bernie Sanders? Click here.

In the 17 years since the birth of the Working Families Party, we've never done anything like this. When our leadership decided to make a national endorsement in the Democratic Primary, we knew we had to hear what on-the-ground supporters and activists like you had to say.

Here are a few of the reasons why Working Families Party members in all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands voted for Bernie:

Patricia in WV: I voted for Bernie because I don't want to see my mother working two jobs until she's 65 only to retire in poverty.

Tracey in WI: We need to move the Democrats back to being true progressives and not corporate Democrats. That is the basic of the Working Families Party- a party that works for the people... not Wall Street.

Dan in NY: In casting my vote for Bernie Sanders, I was expressing my deepest hopes for racial, social and economic justice and environmental stewardship, not exploitation.

Wayne in VA: The WFP is the only organization on the scene capable of advancing his agenda after the 2016 election.

Together with your support and citizens who we haven't even met yet, we'll work hard for Bernie Sanders and the political revolution that the whole country needs. The next few months may make history, not just for the Working Families Party, or the Democrats, but for you, and me, and all of us.

This is going to take time, effort and resources. So we're asking: are you with us? Click here to pitch in $3 to jumpstart organizing #WFP4Bernie.

In solidarity,

Dan Cantor
National Director
Working Families Party

And, the New York Times has an article about it as well
WFP Endorses Bernie Sanders
BREAKING: WFP endorses Bernie Sanders! (Original Post) marym625 Dec 2015 OP
This one is impressive to me. merrily Dec 2015 #1
Don't forget that dollop of whipped cream marym625 Dec 2015 #2
How could I forget? It's my best move. merrily Dec 2015 #5
cool gif! marym625 Dec 2015 #12
That's my pic! merrily Dec 2015 #28
Yummy! marym625 Dec 2015 #30
87% of the members voted for Sanders marym625 Dec 2015 #3
I didn't mean the WFP poll. I meant other polls. merrily Dec 2015 #8
OH! marym625 Dec 2015 #13
No worries, Marily. If I wasn't clear to you, I probably was not clear to others. merrily Dec 2015 #17
Thanks, Marily!! marym625 Dec 2015 #21
I don't understand ejbr Dec 2015 #29
. merrily Dec 2015 #31
This message was self-deleted by its author in_cog_ni_to Dec 2015 #59
Great news! bvf Dec 2015 #4
Let them. It's got to be tough to see your candidate lose for the 2nd time. marym625 Dec 2015 #6
Gotta say, bvf Dec 2015 #18
Just look at this map of who they are! ViseGrip Dec 2015 #7
Yes, the map is in the email marym625 Dec 2015 #11
Great news! leftcoastmountains Dec 2015 #9
Ain't it though! marym625 Dec 2015 #14
HUGE K & R !!! - THANK YOU !!! WillyT Dec 2015 #10
Thank you, Willy, my friend! marym625 Dec 2015 #15
Kicked Iwillnevergiveup Dec 2015 #16
Tis a lovely thing! marym625 Dec 2015 #22
Bernie!! AzDar Dec 2015 #19
OH YEAH! marym625 Dec 2015 #24
K & R! SoapBox Dec 2015 #20
Thanks, SoapBox! marym625 Dec 2015 #25
This is an important endorsement. Duval Dec 2015 #23
I agree! marym625 Dec 2015 #26
here's a link. Bubzer Dec 2015 #27
Thank you! marym625 Dec 2015 #32
Happy to be of assistance! Bubzer Dec 2015 #51
Mega KNR!!!!!!! n/t Hepburn Dec 2015 #33
Cool! Mega KNR! marym625 Dec 2015 #34
Kicked and recommended! Enthusiast Dec 2015 #35
Thank you, Enthusiast! marym625 Dec 2015 #36
When We Stand Together - No Citizen Need Settle For The Lesser Of Two Corporate Evils - Go Bernie Go cantbeserious Dec 2015 #37
Exactly! no more having to hold my nose at the voting booth marym625 Dec 2015 #40
After working there for a year intersectionality Dec 2015 #38
That's great that you worked there! marym625 Dec 2015 #41
Nice. LS_Editor Dec 2015 #39
Ain't it though! marym625 Dec 2015 #42
Did you see their adorable picture? Fawke Em Dec 2015 #43
No, I hadn't! marym625 Dec 2015 #46
Awesom Pic d_legendary1 Dec 2015 #58
wooooo!!! nt retrowire Dec 2015 #44
Exactly! marym625 Dec 2015 #47
Good news! redwitch Dec 2015 #45
You're more than welcome! marym625 Dec 2015 #49
I feel like maindawg Dec 2015 #48
Absolutely! marym625 Dec 2015 #50
Working Families Party aspirant Dec 2015 #52
They're not so new marym625 Dec 2015 #66
Another rec! panader0 Dec 2015 #53
Thank you, panader0! marym625 Dec 2015 #67
As if "working families" are important. Maedhros Dec 2015 #54
One Dollar, One Vote! Damn it! marym625 Dec 2015 #68
Huge k/r 840high Dec 2015 #55
Thank you, 840high marym625 Dec 2015 #69
Smart endorsement, next to nothing to lose, and lots to gain (nt) Babel_17 Dec 2015 #56
Yes, and well deserved marym625 Dec 2015 #70
Ever look at the approval rating of ALL the ENDORSEMENTS in this race? MrMickeysMom Dec 2015 #57
no, I hadn't. marym625 Dec 2015 #71
Working Families Party! Nice! in_cog_ni_to Dec 2015 #60
You're welcome! marym625 Dec 2015 #72
k & r. Thanks for posting. nm rhett o rick Dec 2015 #61
You're welcome, Rhett. Thank you! marym625 Dec 2015 #73
I felt so moved after seeing this for first time about 40 minutes ago..... Duckfan Dec 2015 #62
Awesome! marym625 Dec 2015 #74
Kick and R BeanMusical Dec 2015 #63
Thanks, Bean! marym625 Dec 2015 #75
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Dec 2015 #64
You're welcome, Uncle Joe! marym625 Dec 2015 #76
It's nice to see you as well. Uncle Joe Dec 2015 #78
K & R ! TIME TO PANIC Dec 2015 #65
Thank you marym625 Dec 2015 #77
He's getting some really great endorsements! sabrina 1 Dec 2015 #79
yes, he sure is! marym625 Dec 2015 #80
. merrily Dec 2015 #81
Thanks for the kick! marym625 Dec 2015 #82


(45,251 posts)
1. This one is impressive to me.
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:50 AM
Dec 2015

No fix was in, Hillary was leading in the polls and WFP endorsed Sanders anyway. Cool.

Thanks, marym625--and I'm dipping this one in chocolate, too!


(45,251 posts)
17. No worries, Marily. If I wasn't clear to you, I probably was not clear to others.
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:16 PM
Dec 2015

Now, my meaning is clear to everyone. Thanks!

Response to merrily (Reply #1)


(17,997 posts)
6. Let them. It's got to be tough to see your candidate lose for the 2nd time.
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:00 PM
Dec 2015

Though many of them didn't like her last time.


(17,997 posts)
11. Yes, the map is in the email
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:11 PM
Dec 2015

I just hate having to load pictures

Thanks for the link. After I posted this, I saw it in LBN. I hadn't seen the NYT article, just got the email because I'm a member

#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016

And their first Presidential endorsement, ever!



(4,280 posts)
23. This is an important endorsement.
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:24 PM
Dec 2015

More and more are feeling the Bern. It is a most promising opportunity for Progressive values to reverberate throughout the country.
Yes, I gave and will give more.


(17,997 posts)
32. Thank you!
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:38 PM
Dec 2015

This isn't the article though. This was an email sent to the members just before the article came out. I just hadn't checked my email before it was published.

Having the link is even better! I'll edit and add. Thank you!



(1,151 posts)
48. I feel like
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 02:10 PM
Dec 2015

The only person in the world who could quell this storm of hate is Bernie. I mean HRC is a very polarizing candidate, all the R s are crazy or total tools.


(3,533 posts)
52. Working Families Party
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 02:32 PM
Dec 2015

Is this an emerging new official name within the Democratic Party or a rising Third Party?

They have their Third Way Party loyalists and now here comes the party of the progressive wing

Will Hills join the progressive party wing as her evolving stances continue or will she shun them exposing the phoniness?

A dilemma.


(17,997 posts)
66. They're not so new
Wed Dec 9, 2015, 11:09 AM
Dec 2015

They've been around since 1988, started in NY but have grown a great deal

They seldom run their own cabdidates and focus more on legislation. This is the first time they've endorsed anyone for President

They're a progressive party. Personally, I hope that we can move to more than a two (cough) party system and the Working Family Party can be one of the stronger parties in a 5 or 6 party system. But, not going to hold my breath.



(10,007 posts)
54. As if "working families" are important.
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 02:48 PM
Dec 2015

I bet if you scraped together all the "working families" in America, they'd have only a tiny fraction of the money - certainly not enough for them to matter. I bet they don't even have a SuperPAC, or a lobbying firm.

Let's keep our eyes on the ball, people!

( just to be safe)


(17,997 posts)
68. One Dollar, One Vote! Damn it!
Wed Dec 9, 2015, 11:25 AM
Dec 2015

Who the fuck do these people think they are? Well, they're poor enough we don't have to acknowledge them so don't you worry!

Hee hee. Good post. Yeah, better you use the thing. :Hi:


(20,453 posts)
57. Ever look at the approval rating of ALL the ENDORSEMENTS in this race?
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 03:39 PM
Dec 2015

I think you'll find that EVERY ONE of Sander's has a MUCH HIGHER approval rating over Clinton's.

Huge K&R!


(41,600 posts)
60. Working Families Party! Nice!
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 06:56 PM
Dec 2015

Not the 1%ers.

Congrats, Bernie!
Thanks for posting this marym!



(17,997 posts)
72. You're welcome!
Wed Dec 9, 2015, 11:32 AM
Dec 2015

Loved posting this. Bernie deserves it!

Nope, not the 1%.

BERNIE! #Bernie2016 #FeelTheBern


(1,268 posts)
62. I felt so moved after seeing this for first time about 40 minutes ago.....
Tue Dec 8, 2015, 10:18 PM
Dec 2015

..I sent a really big thank you to WF through their "contact us" link. And it did move me.


(17,997 posts)
74. Awesome!
Wed Dec 9, 2015, 11:35 AM
Dec 2015

That's great. It is moving. And even more so because they actually listened to their members, unlike some other groups


(17,997 posts)
80. yes, he sure is!
Fri Dec 11, 2015, 03:36 AM
Dec 2015

I haven't seen you in a while! How are you?
I'm sure you've seen the most important endorsements


#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016

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