For the next 90 days the first imperative is to dump the Trump. After Election Day the goal is to build on Bernie’s successes and continue to mobilize a strong and tenacious political force to reclaim our economy and democracy from the moneyed interests in 2018, 2020 and beyond.
Organizers from Bernie’s campaign already have launched “Brand New Congress” (see below), an ambitious effort to run at least 400 progressive candidates for Congress in 2018 with “a single, unified campaign with a single plan,” financed by crowd-sourced small donations and led by a nationwide network of volunteers.
Bernie himself has announced the formation of “Our Revolution,” which will support progressive candidates up and down the ticket. “Our goal will be the same as in our campaign: we must work to transform American society by making our political and economic systems work for all of us, not just the 1 percent,” he wrote.
The mobilization to fight the moneyed interests is just beginning. Will we need a third party or should the strategic goal be to take over the Democratic Party? What do you think?