Bernie Sanders Calls on His Supporters to Run for Office
During his June 16th national livestream address Sanders called on his supporters to run for local, state, and national offices, to continue the "process of transforming America".
Bernie Sanders Calls on His Supporters to Run for Office
Bernie Sanders at the conclusion of his address
By Liam Miller /

During his Thursday night livestreamed address to his supporters, Bernie Sanders called upon them to run for office - and offered to help them do so.

Highly anticipated, his address covered the points of his platform - the raisons d'etre for his campaign. He also discussed his Tuesday meeting with Secretary Clinton; although he did not concede to Secretary Clinton, or endorse her. He said further:

I look forward in the coming weeks to continue discussion between the two campaigns to make certain that your voices are heard, and that the Democratic party passes the most progressive platform in its history; and that Democrats actually fight for that agenda.

He emphasized the importance of defeating Donald Trump "very badly", and said he would  begin his role in that process "in a very short period of time".

He closed his address by calling on his supporters to run for office, and offered to help them do so:

I hope very much that many of you watching tonight are prepared to engage at that level. Please go to my website at to learn more about how you can effectively run for office, or get involved in politics at the local or state level.

I have no doubt that with the energy and enthusiasm our campaign has shown that we can win significant numbers of local and state elections if people are prepared to become involved. I also hope that people will give serious thought to running for statewide offices and the United States Congress. We need new blood in the political process, and you are that new blood.

He also made specific, unequivocal demands on the Democratic party in terms of its platform, national strategies, and the need to open its arms to working people and young people.

The complete text of his address can be found here.

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Bernie Sanders Calls on His Supporters to Run for Office