The digital arm of the Bernie Sanders campaign an entity called Revolution Messaging – has lost a big chunk of its former clients to Hillary Clinton.
Bernie Sanders hired Revolution Messaging as the digital arm of his campaign shortly after announcing his candidacy as a Democratic contender. Revolution Messaging has deep roots with Democrats, acting as the official online campaign for President Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA), the Democratic Party itself and a number of Congressional party members, organizations and supportive entities.
The role of this company is huge. Revolution Messaging (RM) will control “social media, online organizing, online fundraising, web design, and digital advertising” for the Sanders camp. It offers a half-dozen online aps to accelerate messaging and coordinate campaign volunteers and staff.
Revolution Messaging is the commander of Bernie’s online army.
While it’s no surprise that its clients will endorse candidate over company, the leakage is jaw dropping. Below is a breakdown of Revolution Messaging’ former clients and their endorsement status. (Note that a large number have yet to make an endorsement or have no plans to endorse a Presidential candidate.)
AFT, the American Federation of Teachers, and its state and local affiliates, endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has not declared an endorsement but is a known donor to the Clinton campaign and works in concert with the Clinton Foundation.
Michael Bennet (D), U.S. Senator from Colorado, endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Cory Booker (D), U.S. Senator from New Jersey endorsed Clinton
National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest labor union with 3 million members, endorsed Clinton.
North America’s Building Trades Union (NABTU) endorsed Clinton, stating that she “will always do what’s best for America’s working families.” NABTU represents over 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada.
MoveOn.org says Sanders was supported by 78.6 percent of its membership in an online vote of more than 340,000 members.
No Endorsements Given
- AAPD – the American Association of People with Disabilities.
- AARP “does not support or oppose any political candidates, nor contribute any money to political action committees, campaigns or super PACs.”
- The AFL-CIO is one of the few remaining major unions to not endorse a presidential candidate.
- Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM).
- ACLU – the American Civil Liberties Union.
- The Best Friends Animal Society.
- CAP – the Center for American Progress.
- Change to Win – a coalition of American unions.
- DCCC – Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee endorses Congressional candidates.
- DLCC – Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee focuses on state legislatures.
- FairVote supports the National Popular Vote plan to ensure that every vote for president is equally valued no matter where it is cast.
- FeedingAmerica.org, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.
- Fuels America is a coalition of organizations committed to protecting America’s Renewable Fuel Standard and promoting the benefits of all types of renewable fuel already growing in America.
- Global Zero is the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
- NCLR (National Council of La Raza) the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S.
- NJEA – the New Jersey Education Association.
- Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government.
- Trailnet – advocacy group for walking/biking.
- Ultraviolet – a rapidly growing community of people who work to expand women’s rights.
- USAID – a government agency that works to end hunger.
- Your Voice Counts – a grant-funded organization to prevent suicide.
- We Are Wisconsin – An inactive coalition.