Leading academics launch ‘Higher Ed for Bernie’

Scholars from a variety of universities, prominent journalists and union leaders joined together to issue a statement in support of Bernie Sanders.

The statement, issued on Tuesday, signals the start of a new organizing initiative, Higher Ed for Bernie, which includes about 400 members. The group will sponsor events on college campuses across the country.

“Bernie Sanders is the only candidate seeking the nomination from either party who has a serious and concrete proposal and demonstrated a resolute commitment to higher education,” the statement reads.

Signatories to the statement include Dr Cornel West, a prominent activist and Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary, and Frances Fox Piven, a distinguished professor in political science and sociology.

The full statement, along with a list of Higher Ed for Bernie supporters can be found on the campaign’s website.

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