SANDERS’S MICHIGAN VICTORY: “hard to overstate just how big of an upset Bernie’s Michigan win is.”

Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Bernie's HUGE Michigan win:

"It's hard to overstate just how big of an upset Bernie Sanders's Michigan win is.
"Just days ago, Secretary Clinton had a 25 point lead, the support of nearly every single elected Democrat in the state, and then she misrepresented Bernie Sander's strong support for the auto bailout.  And it backfired.  Big time.
"Tonight's results in Michigan don't just prove that grassroots, people-power can achieve stunning victories, they prove that Democratic voters are hungry for a leader like Bernie Sanders who will both stand up for progressive values and refuse to play political games with the truth." -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America

This past weekend DFA's Jim Dean travelled from Michigan's upper peninsula to Flint encouraging grassroots progressives to cast their ballot for Sanders.

Additional facts about Democracy for America and our support for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 race:

  • DFA endorsed Bernie Sanders for President after the Senator received 87.9% of the more than 271,000 votes cast in a DFA member endorsement vote in December.  This was the first presidential-primary endorsement in DFA's 11-year history.
  • Details about DFA's Bernie support
    • DFA spoke out strongly for DNC fairness after the party shut off Sanders's access to the voter file.
    • DFA worked to set the record straight when the Clinton campaign attacked Sanders on guns and single-payer healthcare.
    • Just yesterday, DFA called out Secretary Clinton's dishonest attack on Sanders's support for the auto bailout
    • DFA has worked closely with the Sanders campaign and our grassroots members to mobilize and train the tens of thousands of volunteers needed to help Bernie win in early contests.
  • DFA has over 1 million members across the country.
  • Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors, made over 11 million phone calls, and raised and contributed more than $32.7 million to help elect 843 progressive candidates nationwide.
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