(The following was posted on a Facebook page that is dedicated to the effort of encouraging the junior senator of Vermont, Bernie Sanders, to run as a Green Party candidate for President in 2016.)
We petition Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont—a progressive independent—to reach out to prominent Green Party members such as Jill Stein and to seek the Green Party nomination for president in 2016. Sanders has called for a “political revolution” in the United States and has announced that he might run for president. He has a small window of opportunity to help make that political revolution happen by helping to build the Green Party, which exists in direct opposition to the current two-party system.
Sanders cannot win the Democratic primary. Raising progressive issues within the Democratic primary does nothing to change the course of the neoliberal Hillary Clinton and the course of the Democratic Party, just as campaigns by Dennis Kucinich and others have not changed the direction of the Democratic Party. Running within the Democratic primary results in millions and millions of Sanders supporters investing in and supporting Democratic neoliberalism–not progress.
Please join us by asking Sanders to reach out to Jill Stein and others and to seek the Green Party nomination. A political revolution will not happen by tinkering within the Democratic Party or by going alone as an independent; if Sanders is going to run, and if he wishes his campaign to have a lasting effect, then he needs a party, and the party best positioned to do this is the Green Party.
Ask Bernie Sanders to seek the Green nomination by signing, sharing, and promoting our petition: HERE