Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Launch of the Sanders Institute

Jane O’Meara Sanders, who Campaigned alongside her Husband Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) across the Country last year, is launching The Sanders Institute to help Progressive Allies reach more People through Events and Traditional Media. The Sanders Institute is a pending 501(c)(3) Organization.

Mission Statement

True Democracy requires an Informed Electorate. The Mission of the Sanders Institute is to revitalize Democracy by Actively Engaging Individuals, Organizations, and the Media in the pursuit of Progressive Solutions to Economic, Environmental, Racial, and Social Justice issues.

“Our feeling is at our point in time, our country is at a crossroads, and people are engaged in a political process that can be opaque. A vital democracy requires an informed electorate, civil discourse, and bold thinking. So we put together this team to focus on issues, but not in a partisan way, not in a way that just focuses on the latest crazy thing. It will not be about Trump; it will be about the issues facing the country.” Jane Sanders said.

The Institute a Spinoff of Bernie Sanders’s surprisingly Popular 2016 Presidential Bid, is leading with 11 “Progressive Leaders” who won New Audiences by associating themselves with the Sanders Campaign. Among them are Princeton’s Cornel West, Berkeley’s Robert Reich, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate and former NAACP President Ben Jealous, and Economist Jeffrey Sachs.

“We’re hopefully getting them to write for the website, talk about their opinions, make documentaries, hold events that people can watch on Facebook — things like that,” Sanders said. “We’ll have a lot of analysis, research and op-eds. Hopefully, it’s going to increase the number of progressive voices in the mainstream media.”

The Vermont Senator, who is pictured on the Institute’s website, will not be involved with its Operations. Neither Jane Sanders nor the Experts will take Salaries. “I’m not getting paid anything,” she said.

CLICK HERE for more information about The Sanders Institute.

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