Bernie poll results and next steps

On March 5th, DSA’s National Political Committee sent an advisory poll asking all members whether DSA should endorse Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. This poll closed on March 12th at noon EST. The response was overwhelmingly in favor: 76% of participants said Yes, and 24% said No.

13,324 DSA members, or 24% of eligible membership, participated in the poll. For such a large national organization, this is impressively high engagement. In fact, it is the most members to have ever participated in a decision in DSA’s history. It’s wonderful to see members from all over the country so engaged in debating this important question and in building our mass socialist movement in the US. We know that no single president alone can do it: only by building a multi-racial working-class movement can we fight back against the billionaires and win a society that puts people over profit.

The NPC, elected at the last national convention, will now vote on whether or not to endorse Sanders’s campaign. The NPC will meet the evening of Thursday, March 21st to consider the membership poll and vote on endorsement. The results of this meeting will be sent to membership via email promptly afterward.

You can learn more about DSA’s 2020 presidential endorsement process here.