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Former Warren Staffers Flock to Support Sanders as Ex-2020 Dem Stays Silent on Endorsement


Former presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren may be staying silent on her endorsement, but several of her former staffers are not.

Over 30 Warren campaign alumni signed a letter officially endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) campaign. The letter outlines the values that the staffers are looking for in a candidate including policies for working families, marginalized communities and the environment.

The letter reads, “That’s why the best option for Warren Democrats right now is to support Bernie Sanders for President, in addition to fighting for Democratic victories across the board in Senate, House, and local races.”

Warren’s former regional organizing director tweeted, “We, the undersigned former alumni of Warren for President, are ready to get back in the fight for a progressive future by endorsing Bernie Sanders for President!”

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The letter acknowledges the dilemma supporters may be facing in selecting a candidate to endorse.

“We also understand and respect that many Warren supporters are still processing their feelings as well,” the former staffers wrote, adding, “We urge them to take care of themselves first and we stand ready to welcome them back into the fight when they are ready.”

The letter surfaces less than a week after Warren announced her departure from the campaign trail.

Warren has been slow to endorse a candidate as several of her fellow former presidential hopefuls have placed their support behind former Vice President Joe Biden.

Warren has received encouragement to endorse Sanders from other Democrats, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, as IJR previously reported.

Sanders also received an endorsement from the Working Families Party, switching from Warren after she dropped out, as IJR previously reported.

The letter also comments on Warren’s next steps, as it reads, “Now that Elizabeth has told us that her campaign is concluded, we know that she is considering how to best continue the fight for big, structural change.”

It continues, “We respect that process and trust that she, as she always does, will do what is best to advance this movement.”

Biden came out on top over Sanders during Tuesday’s primaries, clinching a huge win in Michigan.

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