Symone Sanders has been named Bernie 2016’s national press secretary, and no, she’s not related to the Senator.
Sanders is a 26-year-old activist, part of the Black Lives Matter movement, passionate about economic justice. She currently serves as National Youth Chair of the Campaign for Juvenile Justice.
Before joining the campaign, Sanders worked as a communicators officer at Ralph Nader’s Public Citizen, an organisation which seeks equal representation of American citizens in government.
Sanders has began to speak at campaign rallies, starting in Portland, Oregon, where she fired up a crowd of almost 20,000.
“My name is Symone Sanders,” she said to an excited and applauding crowd of supporters. Sanders introduced herself as the campaign’s national press secretary.
She told the crowd, that should a disruption happen, similar to one that abruptly ended an event in Seattle, the crowd was to respond with a vocal chorus, shouting, “We stand together!” Sanders lead the crowd in a practice run. No disruptions took place in Oregon.
Sanders went on to speak about racial justice, economic equality and climate change, before introducing Senator Bernie Sanders.
Symone Sanders can be found on Twitter, tweeting as @SymoneDSanders.