Progressive Kick endorsed Bernie Sanders because he is the only real progressive challenger to Hillary Clinton. But this post isn’t about Bernie, it’s about the democratic process of voting itself. DNC Superdelegates could flip the Democratic primary results if they wanted to, ignoring the will of the people. As we emailed about before, superdelegates are party leaders and politicians who get to cast special ‘VIP’ votes for President at the Democratic National Conventions. They’re about 700 people, insiders and party elites, and they get a way bigger say than any one state.
We think this is just plain wrong. So we’re working with Emilijana Ulaj and Rob Akleh of Ready to Fight and Jenni Siri of Women for Bernie to make it right.
Together we’ve gathered over 187,000 signatures from Democratic voters across the country to ask the Superdelegates to do the right thing and vote with the people if it’s a close race. Thank you to everybody who spoke up by signing up. But we need to make sure they get the message.
So we’re taking the next step. Together we’ve built a website with all the superdelegates in all the states and their contact information. Please go to http://superdelegatedemocracy.com/ and take a look.
We have the superdelegates listed for every state, and how to contact the elected officials to make your voice heard. Please take a moment to contact the superdelegates in your state (politely!) and ask them to not deny the wish of Democratic voters with their superdelegate vote. Once you’re done taking action, please share this so that we can keep the pressure on.