Press Release: RoseAnn DeMoro Announces Her Support for the Draft Bernie Movement at the People’s Summit

For Immediate Release

June 11, 2017


Carol Ehrle |

Media Team |

RoseAnn DeMoro Announces her Support for the Draft Bernie Movement at the People’s Summit

CHICAGO — To an eruption of enthusiastic cheers, RoseAnn DeMoro took the stage at the packed Arie Crown theater and announced her support for the movement to Draft Bernie for a People’s Party on Saturday. DeMore is the executive director of National Nurses United, the leading organizers of the People’s Summit and a major union that backed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president.

Thousands watched as Sanders condemned a Democratic Party that has not embraced his progressive platform. Draft Bernie supporters waved red rally signs and cheered throughout his speech with calls for him to launch a new party.

Afterwards, DeMoro joined Sanders on stage and announced her support for starting a new party with Sanders. “I want to thank all of the Draft Bernie people. I’m with you,” she exclaimed, pointing into the crowd to great fanfare. “Nurses, are we with them,” she asked, as the crowd erupted in cheers again. DeMoro then turned to Sanders, “I always say: ‘heroes aren’t made, they’re cornered.’”

“We’re honored to have the support of such a bold progressive and champion in the fight for universal health care,” said Nick Brana, Draft Bernie founder. “RoseAnn joins the rapidly growing movement to build a new party for working people.”

Sen. Nina Turner, who tweets favorably and often about Draft Bernie, interviewed Brana on her new show with the Real News Network on Friday. Turner recently discussed the growing call for a third party on CNN’s State of the Union.

On Wednesday, Draft Bernie released a 15-page briefing sent directly to Sen. Sanders. on the feasibility and necessity of creating a party for the progressive majority.