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Why is the DNC Trying to Silence Nina Turner?

Media Availability Today: Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Kendrick Sampson, Josh Fox

An all-star list of performers, including Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, and Kendrick Sampson, will headline a media availability today to respond to efforts by the Democratic National Committee to silence former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, a leading and prominent African American surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples, filmmaker Josh Fox, Women for Bernie co-founder Portia Boulder, and National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger will also participate.

What:        Media Availability: Why is the DNC Trying to Silence Nina Turner? 

When:        Today, July 27, 5:45 p.m.

Where:      Inside media tent, adjacent to Wells Fargo Center, DNC Convention


·      Susan Sarandon
·      Danny Glover
·      Rosario Dawson
·      Shailene Woodley
·      Kendrick Sampson
·      Portia Boulger, founder, Women for Bernie
·      Filmmaker Josh Fox
·      Akron Councilwoman Tara Samples
·      NNU co-president Deborah Burger, RN

(partial list)

Turner has also been a sharp critic of DNC interference in the primary process, as has been well documented in the recent e-mail leaks.


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