Seattle Weekly News: Kshama Sawant Urges Bernie Sanders to Run as an Independent 2016 Presidential Candidate

(The following was originally published in the Seattle Weekly News.)

Over the weekend as an estimated 311,000 people took to the streets in Manhattan forthe largest environmental march in history, Seattle councilmember Kshama Sawant joined a star-studded climate panel in New York that included Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben to deliver a barnburner speech that ended with the endorsement of potential 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator was conveniently sitting next to her. Sanders has publicly flirted with an independent run, and isn’t afraid of the word “socialism.”

In the councilmember’s speech, Sawant declares the need for a new independent party and made it very clear what her vision of a Sanders/socialist America might look like:

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