Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release

Press 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 Progressive Change Campaign Committee ( is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state and federal levels. It engages in electoral work and issue advocacy work -- fighting on democracy issues and for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, Medicare For All, a Green New Deal, student debt cancellation, and Wall Street reform. PCCC has been a proud supporter of Elizabeth Warren since her first run for Senate and was the first national political organization to endorse her for president in the 2020 election.

'Absolutely Shameful': Michigan Judge Drops Flint Water Crisis Charges Against 7 Officials

"This means there are currently no criminal charges over 8 years later," lamented one journalist.

Jake Johnson ·

Trump Turns to SCOTUS Over Mar-a-Lago Docs, But 'It Won't Stop DOJ'

"This is a very specific and narrow request by Trump the merits of which turn on a technical jurisdictional question, but which runs into fatal procedural obstacles long before that," said one analyst. "It's not laughable, but only because it's small."

Jessica Corbett ·

Despite Calls for Diplomacy to End War, US Confirms More Weapons Headed to Ukraine

"Are there still negotiation possibilities?" asked Noam Chomsky. "There's only one way to find out. That's to try. If you refuse to try, of course, there's no option, no possibilities."

Brett Wilkins ·

Groups Warn SCOTUS May Gut 'Foundational' Digital Rights Law

"Weakening Section 230 would be catastrophic—disproportionately silencing and endangering marginalized communities," said one campaigner.

Jessica Corbett ·

Report Reveals How Utilities' Climate Pledges Amount to 'Textbook Greenwashing'

Despite the passage of nearly $370 billion in renewable energy funding, the nation's utilities are squandering "a massive opportunity for clean electricity and electrification."

Julia Conley ·

Common Dreams Logo