Popular award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has endorsed Bernie Sanders for the presidency.
In a statement released on his website, Moore outlined his reasons for endorsing Senator Sanders for the Democratic nomination, and the presidency.
Don't we want a leader who seeks to push progress forward? To move toward what should be, not settle for the mediocre? To lead, with hope?
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 1, 2016
“I first endorsed Bernie Sanders for public office in 1990 when he, as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, asked me to come up there and hold a rally for him in his run to become Vermont’s congressman,” Moore wrote on his website.
“I guess not many were willing to go stump for an avowed democratic socialist at the time.”
“I wouldn’t ask this of you if I didn’t think we really, truly needed him,” Moore wrote.
Moore is best known for his films Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, and more recently, Capitalism: A Love Story. His film Slacker Uprising documented his efforts to get out the vote in swing states during the 2004 election.
You can see the full letter here.