Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has won the endorsement of political group MoveOn, by the largest margin in the organization’s history.
Sanders received 78.6 per cent of the vote casted by almost 350,000 MoveOn members, reaching the threshold for an endorsement from the group.
Senator Sanders said he was proud to have MoveOn and its members join his campaign for president.
“MoveOn has spent more than 17 years bringing people together to fight for progressive change and stand up against big money interests. MoveOn’s fight to give the American people a voice in our political system was reflected in the group’s internal democratic process. I’m humbled by their support and welcome MoveOn’s members to the political revolution,” Sanders said.
Ilya Sheyman, MoveOn executive director, said that grassroots progressives across the country are excited and inspired by Sanders’ message.
“MoveOn members are feeling the Bern. We will mobilize aggressively to add our collective people power to the growing movement behind the Sanders campaign.”
MoveOn will work to mobilize its millions of members in support of Sanders, initially focusing to turn out its members in Iowa and New Hampshire.