By a 68 percent-32 percent margin, members of The Working Families Party, a labor-backed progressive organization in seven states and D.C., voted on August 16 to endorse Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president.
In doing so, it followed the same trajectory of other progressive activists who originally backed her top primary foe, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind.-Vt. He too has endorsed Clinton.
Just before the nationwide balloting closed, late in the week of August 12, the Communications Workers – the largest of the five unions that backed Sanders during the primaries – e-mailed a letter urging its members to join WFP and back the pro-Clinton move.
Not only did WFP members agree, so did its board, said national director Dan Cantor.
But he also said the party would hold Clinton accountable for her campaign stands, and that it would also concentrate on electing down-ballot progressives to help push its program and hold her feet to its fire.More ...