For Immediate Release
PCCC on Sanders Endorsing Clinton
"College affordability was a major topic during a high-profile meeting Clinton held with Sanders last month." — The Washington Post
PCCC Statement on Bernie Sanders Endorsing Hillary Clinton:
"Bernie Sanders' endorsement is the latest proof that the Democratic Party is increasingly unified around big, bold, progressive ideas -- and that is good for Democrats in November.
"Bernie Sanders incentivized Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party to campaign on popular ideas, like expanding Social Security benefits instead of cutting them, breaking up Too Big To Fail banks, and debt-free college -- the most prominent and deciding factor in earning Sanders’ endorsement.
"Sanders-Clinton unity on debt-free college is the model for down-ballot Democrats. Enabling students to attend public colleges or universities and graduate with zero debt is a winning issue in red, purple, and blue states. Keeping the volume high on Elizabeth Warren-style ideas is a wise political move and a powerful way to defeat Trump’s attempt to woo swing voters on economic issues.
"With the Democratic Party on track to ratify the most progressive platform in recent history, and Clinton continuing to campaign on progressive ideas, Sanders supporters can feel good that they helped to transform the future of the Democratic Party and America."
-- Kait Sweeney, PCCC Press Secretary and former Sanders campaign staffer
The PCCC is a grassroots organization with a million members that coined the phrase "Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics". It did not endorse in the Democratic primary, and instead worked with both the Clinton and Sanders campaign to advance big, bold, progressive ideas.