Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has picked a lineup of famous left-wingers to serve as his platform committee if he manages to win the Democratic nomination.
Sanders has tapped famous black intellectual Cornel West and climate change guru Bill McKibben to help shape the Democratic Party’s platform during a potential Sanders era. The only elected official on his potential platform committee is left-wing Muslim congressman Keith Ellison.
Sanders picks Cornel West, Rep. Keith Ellison, Bill McKibben, Deborah Parker, & James Zogby for platform committee https://t.co/2QnjOdbf5V
— Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) May 23, 2016
Sanders’s choices include James Zogby, a pro-Palestinian activist who is president of the Arab-American Institute in Washington and a frequent commentator on Arab-Israeli issues…
Sanders also picked Cornel West, a liberal author and racial justice activist who has been a Sanders surrogate. Sanders also named Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, among his most prominent elected backers, author and environmental activist Bill McKibben and Native American activist Deborah Parker.