DSA Activists and elected delegates met in convention in Western Pennsylvania Nov.13-15 to plan their independent campaign for Bernie Sanders and to adopt a long range political strategy for this new era.
Chris Potter of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described the convention ,
““We’ve been pushing Bernie before he was running,” said David Duhalde, deputy director of the Democratic Socialists of America. “We knew he would give a large space for a conversation about democratic socialism.”
“This has already been such a mobilizing moment,” said Dustin Guastella, a Philadelphia DSA member who co-chairs the group’s We Need Bernie Committee.
Though Mr. Sanders refers to himself as a democratic socialist, he is not a DSA member. But the organization claims 6,500 Americans who are, and members say the movement has attracted new interest since Mr. Sanders decided to run as a Democrat this past spring. “
“Bernie is making it OK to talk about democratic socialism,” Elizabeth Henderson, co-chair of the We Need Bernie Committee said during the panel discussion. “And we haven’t seen that in the last 40 years.”
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