The Movement Will Continue No Matter How The Election Turns Out
Note: Below is an announcement of a partnership between Popular Resistance and Resistance Against Plutocracy which created the ‘Bernie or Bust Campaign.’ This is not an electoral alliance but a movement building alliance. We recognize the incredible work the Bernie Sanders campaign has done to build national consensus around the issue of the unfair Wall Street dominated economy and the corruption of the US electoral system by big money interests. We also recognize that despite the national consensus on these issues an independent mass movement is essential for creating the trasnsformational change need. We hope other supporters of Sanders ‘political revolution’ recognize that a revolution does not coincide with an election but is much bigger than an election.
The people need to build a movement that is able to impact whoever is elected president, as well as congress, state legislatures and local governments. We need to unite Sanders supporters with the popular movement. We know that a Sanders campaign would have been impossible without the movement that changed the political environment and made space in elections for people like Senator Sanders, who has spoken for social movement issues his whole career. And, we know that the work the Sanders campaign has done to build national consensus and mobilize people were major advances for the social movement. There is synergy and that must continue after the election so the people can continue to build their power. KZ and MF