A plan to draft Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to lead a third party has been launched by progressives who are frustrated with the Democrats, the Washington Examiner reported.
Ahead of what is being called the "People's Summit" in Chicago this weekend, the progressives say Sanders is the choice for a new political movement. Sanders is scheduled to speak at the summit, the website reported.
"The majority of Americans are progressive and want a major new political party," said a report by progressives in advance of the meeting.
The 15-page report, called "From Resistance to Revolution," has a "Draft Bernie for a People's Party" logo at the top.
"Despite Bernie Sanders' monumental efforts to reform the Democratic Party, it remains firmly in neoliberal control," the report said.
"The Democratic Party has made it clear that it will not be the vehicle for the political revolution."
Draft Bernie founder and director Nick Brana, the former national political outreach coordinator for Sanders' 2016 presidential bid, added: "The facts and figures in the briefing show that a new party is the only way to defeat (President Donald) Trump and the Republican agenda.
"This is the case that has convinced Sanders surrogates and working people across the country to join the movement to Draft Bernie."
Organizers say the summit will bring together grassroots activists and leaders of key progressive organizations to chart strategies and build unity in calling for promoting a progressive vision that moves beyond resistance and protests."
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