Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Needs Black Voters To Win. But Can He Talk To Them?
On Wednesday at an MLK event, Sanders said that Barack Obama's charisma obscured Democratic failures over the last decade — a critique that ignited a sharp rebuke from black Democrats who say he hasn't learned the lessons of 2016. There's a lot more to the story from the last three years.
Staffers At A Top, Bernie-Backed Progressive Firm Have Unionized
Staffers on at least nine campaigns have unionized this year, pushing for better wages, hours, and policies for reporting misconduct. Revolution Messaging, a firm that recently made headlines over its handling of a harassment complaint, is one of the first consulting firms to see its staffers unionize.
A #MeToo Fight Has Erupted Between Two Democrats
When can #MeToo be invoked, by whom, against whom? California gubernatorial candidate Amanda Renteria says the Democratic frontrunner, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, should resign because of past relationships with women. No prominent Democrats offered their support for the push. And Newsom allies are accusing Renteria of exploiting and cheapening the movement.
Kirsten Gillibrand Pledges To Stop Accepting Donations From Corporate PACs
The New York senator — a national fundraising powerhouse — joins Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Maria Cantwell in pledging to reject corporate PAC money. [Update: Following Gillibrand's announcement, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey the same pledge on Wednesday night.]
Hillary Clinton Let Him Stay. Women Say His Harassment Continued.
A woman who worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign complained about touching, inappropriate comments, and an untenable work environment created by her boss, a faith and values adviser. He was punished, but not fired, by Clinton. Six years later, he landed the top job at a pro-Clinton super PAC, where staffers say his behavior wasn’t any different.
Clinton And Bernie Allies Are Still At Odds Over Caucus Vs. Primary Rules For 2020
Clinton allies are now circulating a petition opposing how the Unity Commission and its chair handled an amendment on caucus and primary rules — an issue that Democrats from both wings of the party (and, according to sources, Hillary Clinton herself) have been watching closely.
A Major Democratic Donor Is Reconsidering Support For Senators Who Pushed For Al Franken’s Resignation
Susie Tompkins Buell has given millions to Democrats over the years — especially women politicians. But she is angered by how the push for Al Franken’s resignation was handled last month, calling it “unfair” and “cavalier.”