Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Sanders: DNC Rejected Nurses’ Union Leader for Platform Committee

HeadlineJun 03, 2016

Bernie Sanders says the Democratic National Committee vetoed his nomination of a labor union leader to the committee that will write the party platform. Sanders was allowed to choose five of the 15 platform members. One of the people he tapped was RoseAnn DeMoro, head of National Nurses United, but Sanders said the DNC rejected her. DNC platform committee spokesperson Dana Vickers Shelley told The Washington Post, “Because union leadership was represented on the full platform committee, a decision was made no union leadership would be represented on the platform drafting committee.” The DNC did approve a labor union pick by Hillary Clinton: Paul Booth of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation