NATIONAL VFB (Feb. 24, 2019) — Endorsements for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continue to roll in. This morning, Rep. Emily Sirota (CO-9) announced her endorsement of Sanders on social media, saying “I’m proud to endorse Bernie Sanders for President,” and “We need this progressive champion in the White House.”
I'm proud to endorse @BernieSanders for president. His fight for Medicare for All, a $15 min wage & a #GreenNewDeal is our fight. He worked hard to help Colorado Dems win in 2018. We need this progressive champion in the White House! https://t.co/ynqC2xKISt #copolitics #coleg
— Rep. Emily Sirota (@EmilyForCO) February 24, 2019
Yesterday, Ohio State Representative Tara Samples also publicly announced her support of Sanders, adding that she was excited about the diversity of his campaign staff. Earlier in the week, Sanders announced his campaign co-chairs, former State Rep. Nina Turner, San Juan Mayor Carmen Cruz, Rep. Ro Khanna, and Ben Cohen of the Ice Cream duo, Ben and Jerry’s.
— Tara L. Samples (@TaraLSamples) February 24, 2019
Last week following his announcement, Sanders quickly scored endorsements from fellow Vermont lawmakers, Senator Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch, as well as Progressive Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna.
In endorsing Sanders, Khanna said, “Bernie has spent his career fighting for working people and standing up to corporations and special interests. He has the grassroots energy and the vision to inspire voters across America.”
The Sanders campaign officially kicks off with a rally this Saturday morning at Brooklyn College, followed by a rally Sunday afternoon at Chicago’s Navy pier. Information and RSVP below.
Date: Saturday March 2, 2019
Time: Doors open 10:00 am – event starts at 11:30 am
Brooklyn College East Quad
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Date: Sunday March 3, 2019
Time: Doors open 5:30 pm – event starts at 7 pm
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Veterans and Military Members, get involved at vetsforbernie.org