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Sierra Club Statement on Campaign Announcement by Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders announced he would officially begin his campaign for President of the United States.    

The Sierra Club has not yet begun any endorsement process for the 2016 Presidential election.    

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

"With Senator Sanders entering the Democratic primary, Americans can be sure that this election will include a robust and healthy discussion of fundamentally important challenges like tackling the climate crisis, getting big corporate money out of politics, and investing to grow our clean energy economy. On behalf of the Sierra Club’s 2.4 million members and supporters, we welcome Senator Sanders to the 2016 race and look forward to the debate on these issues in the months to come."


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The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

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