Jun 2, 2022·edited Jun 2, 2022Liked by JoAnn Chateau

Sure. Whatever can be done to force the Democratic Party left should be done. It should have started with #ForceTheVote, sinking Pelosi's speakership if she didn't bring a vote for M4All to the floor, but the Squad and the other Justice Dems wouldn't exercise their enormous leverage when they had it. Let's face it. The Dem Party actively undermines progressive candidates at every opportunity. The Dem Party is the enemy, not an ally. It needs to be fought however and whenever possible. The Justice Dems need to grow a pair, assuming they aren't complete frauds, and use their leverage to force votes and force policies whenever possible. We should also support candidates who run as independents, Greens, and People's Party candidates.

Bernie will never have the courage to run as an independent candidate. Had he the courage, he would have done it in 2016 when it was clear that he was cheated out of the nomination. Instead, he tucked his tail between his legs and supported Hillary, perhaps our single worst enemy. He has been a sheepdog for the Dems his whole life, even though Dem Party leadership hates his guts.

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Weaver's statement was made just last week. It's interesting because it deviates from Sanders' previous election strategy. Not to say Weaver's statement was official, but I have never heard primarying Democrats as a strategy that has ever before come out of the Bernie Camp. It's a first.

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Somewhat premature but an interesting idea as a few variables must fall into place. Success here would deny a majority of electoral votes and throw the decision to the U.S. House where we would need to have 26 Democratic controlled state representatives.

A long and difficult strategy, but to plant the seed:

CALIFORNIA will count write-in votes for Bernie Sanders in the General Presidential Election if and only if 54 voters file elector paperwork with the SOS.



Get your 2024 California Write-in Elector Form here:



Sooner is better than later.

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Bernie is not going to run as an independent or 3rd party. https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/sanders-rejects-effort-draft-him-starting-new-political-party-n719931 (more citations upon request)

The system is rigged against a 3rd party and it is a good idea in theory but is a bad strategy. https://archive.vn/NsMIe The best strategy is to use the DP ballot-line in order to elect progressive politicians. Meagan Day discusses why the timing is not right for a 3rd party. Meagan Day talks with Krystal Ball about the future of the left. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Wf9fxGM2Q&t=314

The presidency alone is not enough to pass enough legislation to fundamentally change the system either during a term of 4 or 8 years. To change the system we need an organization working on the local, state, and national levels. Bernie has formed Our Revolution to restructure the DP by primarying and replacing candidates that take SuperPAC money.

Regarding non-presidential candidates - Berniecrats support candidates from the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Social Democrats USA (SDUSA) and the Working Families Party (WFP) who are all on board with the Berniecrat inside /outside strategy of using the DP ballot-line to get progressives elected. (citations on these groups strategy available upon request)

Stop with the independent /3rd party for president magical thinking; it's not going to happen.

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