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Bernie Sanders announces Rhode Island General Election endorsements

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I am proud to endorse these excellent leaders who will make a difference in the lives of Rhode Islanders. Together we will create a Rhode Island and a nation based on social justice, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental justice for all.


Senator Bernie Sanders announced his endorsement of 11 Rhode Island candidates running for state legislature and city council in the upcoming November 3 general election. Sanders’ endorsements include the entire Rhode Island Political Cooperative slate.

“Our campaign was never about one election or one candidate,” said Senator Sanders “The only way our movement can continue is if we work together to elect great, progressive candidates at every level of government, in every state in this country. I am proud to endorse these excellent leaders who will make a difference in the lives of Rhode Islanders. Together we will create a Rhode Island and a nation based on social justice, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental justice for all.”

“Bernie’s movement was an inspiration for myself, the Co-op, and so many of the people involved,” said RI Political Co-op Co-Chair Jeanine Calkin, “It’s exciting to see him endorse our full slate of General Election candidates. We will not rest until we elect them and can begin the work of enacting a Green New Deal, a $15 minimum wage, criminal justice reform, single payer health care and more.”

Sanders’ endorsements include:

  • Brandon Potter for State House, District 16
  • Megan Cotter for State House, District 39
  • Michelle McGaw for State House, District 71
  • Kendra Anderson for State Senate, District 31
  • Jen Volpe Douglas for State Senate, District 34
  • Charmaine Webster for City Council, Woonsocket
  • Marlene Guay for City Council, Woonsocket
  • Vaughan Miller for City Council, Woonsocket
  • Alex Kithes for City Council, Woonsocket
  • Adamaris Villar for City Council, Central Falls
  • Leonela Felix for State House, District 61

To date, Sanders has endorsed more than 200 candidates running for local, state and federal office across the country during the 2020 cycle.