Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner has taken over as president in our Revolution, the exterior group started by Sen. Bernie Sanders right after the 2016 presidential campaign.
Turner, who had been a top Sanders surrogate during the campaign, replaces Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ former presidential campaign manager. Weaver is Sanders’ most prominent longtime aide along with been Our Revolution’s president because the summer of 2016.
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“We appreciate Jeff’s effort, vision and leadership both about the campaign and as we launched Our Revolution,” Our Revolution Board Chairman Larry Cohen said in a very statement. “We are thankful for your work Jeff has been doing and look forward to his next project. We’re thrilled the Board Member and progressive champion Nina Turner will probably be our new president. Nina may be a well-known and provoking voice from the progressive movement and now we look forward to her bringing that energy into her new role.”
Weaver said he was proud of the nonprofit group’s work so far.
“It has long been extremely satisfying to observe Our Revolution come to be the effective progressive grassroots organization wonderful .,” Weaver said. “From chapters springing up nationwide to incredible successes moving the world forward – particularly in helping elect local while stating legislative candidates, reforming the Democratic Party as well as in resisting the disastrous Trump agenda, I’m satisfied with the repair we’ve got accomplished together.”