MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is doubling down on his endorsement of Rep. Keith Ellison for the next Chair of the DNC.
Sanders has started a signature petition on his website, called “Join Bernie Sanders and Support Keith Ellison for DNC Chair.”
On the website, Sanders criticizes the Democratic Party’s inaction in taking on Wall Street and the billionaire class, saying the party has to decide which side it’s on.
“We must also do everything we can to elect Democrats in Congress in 2018, and to take back the White House in 2020. We need a Democratic National Committee led by a progressive who understands the dire need to listen to working families, not the political establishment or the billionaire class. That is why I support Keith Ellison to be the next Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and why I hope you’ll join me in advocating for him to lead the DNC,” Sanders said in a statement on the petition website.
The petition urges people to add their name to the page if they agree with Sanders, saying “we’ll deliver your signature to members of the DNC to send a strong message about why Keith should be DNC Chair.”