Bernie Sanders Raises Money for ‘The Squad’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent out a fundraising email using his campaign’s list Sunday night, begging supporters to split a three-way donation between members of “the Squad,” The Hill reports.

Sanders suggested a donation of $5 each to the campaigns of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), all of whom endorsed his failed presidential campaign.

“Today I am asking you to support some extraordinary congresswomen and important leaders of our movement — to ensure they can continue fighting for our values in Congress,” Sanders wrote.

The fourth member of “the Squad,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), is not facing a Republican challenger this fall and has no challengers in the Democratic primary for the district as well. Pressley was the only member of the group of four to endorse Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who also ended her own bid for the Democratic nomination.

“Let me be very clear: If we are serious about building a political revolution — and continuing our fight for economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice — we need people like Alexandria, Ilhan and Rashida representing our progressive values in Congress,” Sanders wrote.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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