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Bernie Sanders—2016?

Democratic Socialists of America November Forum

Bernie Sanders—2016?

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:30 pm

WHERE: 9 Hamilton Place, Boston
SPEAKERS: J. Michael Gilbreath, Progressive Democrats of America; Paul Garver, Democratic Socialists of America

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has joined the list of candidates considering a Presidential run in 2016, asking his supporters throughout the country whether it should be in the Democratic primaries or as an independent in November. Both Progressive Democrats of America and DSA are on record urging the former course, but others disagree. In any case, the prospect of a Sanders presidential campaign has excited many on the left as an alternative to Hillary Clinton, but also raises many questions—so let’s talk about it.

J. Michael Gilbreath is a leader in the MA chapter of Progressive Democrats of America. PDA was founded in 2004 out of the losing presidential campaigns of Dennis Kucinich and Howard Dean, and works to transform the Democratic Party on issues like voting rights, full employment, national health care and protecting Social Security.

Paul Garver is a retired international labor organizer who worked for many years in the food and beverages department of the IUF, a global federation of trade unions based in Geneva, Switzerland.  He serves on DSA’s National Political Committee, and co-edits Talking Union, DSA’s labor blog.

Preceding the forum at 6:30 pm there will be a meeting of the Boston DSA Exec Board, open to all members.