Sanders: DNC Rejected Nurses’ Union Leader for Platform Committee

HeadlineJun 03, 2016
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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.

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