MoveOn.Org feels the ‘Bern’. The liberal grassroots organization has announced its endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The organization says it was prompted to endorse Sanders because it was supported by 78.6 percent of its membership in an online vote of more than 340,000 members. Hillary Clinton came in second and Martin O’Malley came in last.
“MoveOn members are feeling the Bern,” said Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action. “We will mobilize aggressively to add our collective people power to the growing movement behind the Sanders campaign, starting with a focus on voter turnout in Iowa and New Hampshire.”
In 2008, MoveOn endorsed President Barack Obama, and helped rally Democrats in opposition to the Iraq War. Last year it also encouraged Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president, but she declined when many of the members said they would back Sanders.