HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Groups » Bernie Sanders (Group) » This message was self-del... » Reply #12

Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:04 PM

12. Has the party welcomed you or fought your efforts?

I'm quite aware of the institutional obstacles to getting a strong third party, but I have seen little willingness of the party to welcome the left into leadership positions. It sounds like you are working with a group of others, did you go into this with your group backing you or did you just individually attain delegate chair status?

I don't need to know what state you are in, it is relevant though since different locales have very different situations. But by all means keep your privacy if that is important to you, it's not terribly important to me to know where you are doing this.

We have a great group in my area called the Coalition For Grassroots Progress. Sonoma and Marin counties, California, very progressive area. They are essentially Bernie Democrats, but were doing this work before Bernie's candidacy. Their experience (well my representation of it, anyway) has been that the Democratic Party is an obstacle to their efforts, not an asset, and I believe the party has successfully kept them at arm's length.

So many questions...

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Equinox Moon Apr 2016 OP
djean111 Apr 2016 #1
LiberalElite Apr 2016 #2
stillwaiting Apr 2016 #3
ViseGrip Apr 2016 #4
Equinox Moon Apr 2016 #6
Svafa Apr 2016 #5
dreamnightwind Apr 2016 #7
Equinox Moon Apr 2016 #11
LineLineLineNew Reply Has the party welcomed you or fought your efforts?
dreamnightwind Apr 2016 #12
Autumn Apr 2016 #8
farleftlib Apr 2016 #9
Equinox Moon Apr 2016 #10
Autumn Apr 2016 #13
Please login to view edit histories.