Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner has taken Jeff Weaver’s spot as President of Bernie Sanders’s Our Revolution, which attempts to elect Progressive candidates.
Nina Turner is an icon among Progressives, ever since she decided to switch her support from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders during the Democratic Primary. Many progressives view Nina Turner as a great candidate for a presidential run in 2020.
In a video posted by Our Revolution to Twitter, Nina Turner stated: “Change doesn’t happen by the will of the grass tops. It happens by the will of the grassroots and that is you.”
Our Revolution board chairman, Larry Cohen stated: “We’re thrilled that our board member and progressive champion Nina Turner will be our new president.”
Many progressives have been encouraging Nina Turner to run for Governor in Ohio, exemplifying the admiration and respect for Nina Turner among the progressive circle.
Nina Turner played a large role in helping Bernie Sanders in his run for President during the Democratic Primary in 2016. This solidified Nina Turner’s image as a true progressive and a counter to what progressives consider corporate Democrats.
Bernie Sanders had started Our Revolution after his bid for President in 2016, and it has garnered much support amongst his supporters.
Our Revolution has helped candidates recently on the local level, as well as covered well-documented congressional special elections. Our Revolution had endorsed James Thompson in Kansas and Rob Quist in Montana, in order to attempt to aid them in winning their respective elections.