See a full list of the members of the Unity Reform Commission. Larry Cohen is the vice chair. 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By Larry Cohen Bernie Sanders will campaign all the way up to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia to seek the nomination—and to continue building the “political revolution.” Larry is the former president of the Communications Workers of America. Because of people like you, another world is possible. But we can't do it alone. [29], In January 2017, Our Revolution activists worked in local elections in California to advance Sanders's agenda. They objected to the way he had handled Sanders's presidential campaign and to his decision to make Our Revolution a 501(c)(4). On August 29, 2016, the board of Our Revolution was announced as: At the start, the organization faced a significant staffing challenge as eight of its initial 15 staffers left before the launch when Weaver was chosen as president. He joined the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015 and Our Revolution in 2016. The chairman of Our Revolution was Larry Cohen, a former union boss from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Borne out of the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, Our Revolution is built on a threefold platform to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate political consciousness.Chaired by former Communications Workers of America president Larry Cohen and presided over by former Ohio Senate member Nina Turner, the organization has a mission firmly … "[35] The Politico article has also been criticized by others on similar grounds,[36][37] as well as for its anonymous sourcing and lack of quotes. 1880 College for All Act of 2017, Worker Rights: H.R.15 - Raise the Wage Act, Women's Rights: H.R.771 - Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017, Voting Rights: H.R. Joined by two of our amazing champions in the Senate Senators Jeff Merkley from Oregon and Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. Cohen is urging union leaders and members to … Our Revolution organizes into local groups to carry out much of its work. [32] After Politico reported the discontent with Figaro's position in the organization, Turner announced that Figaro would still be part of the organization and noted that Figaro's anti-immigrant and pro-Trump commentary was not endorsed by Turner or Our Revolution. We don't want advertising dollars. We don't survive on clicks. - Craig Brown, Co-founder. Because of people like you, another world is possible. Larry Cohen is the chairman of Our Revolution, which – formed by Bernie Sanders – is leading the fight to transform American politics to make our political and economic systems responsive to working families. 06/02/2017 04:43 pm ET Updated Jun 02, 2017 Stephen Lam / Reuters Larry Cohen is Board Chair of the Bernie Sanders campaign offshoot, Our Revolution, and he is Vice Chair of the DNC Unity Reform Commission. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Larry Cohen is a board member for Our Revolution, an organization run by former campaign workers and supporters of former socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. We discuss why the United States’ institutional breakdown won’t stop after Trump leaves office and what can be done to improve things for working people. 2242 - Keep It in the Ground Act of 2017, Criminal Justice and Immigrant Rights: H.R. ... We’re Changing How We Organize. To remain an independent news source, we do not advertise, sell subscriptions or accept corporate contributions. Our Revolution Is A Movement Not A Moment. We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported. [17] Erika Andiola, the Sanders campaign's Latino press secretary, has joined the organization's communications staff. Board chair,Our Revolution, the successor to Bernie 2016 and Democracy Initiative, coalition focused on voting rights and money in politics. Larry will talk about Bernie Sanders campaign and explain why Our Revolution still continues to seek delegates to the Democratic convention for […] Larry Cohen chairs the board of Our Revolution, the successor to Bernie 2016. 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If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Please help keep Common Dreams alive by making a contribution. Communications Workers of America (CWA) past president Larry Cohen, who helped lead labor support for the Sanders campaign, is now the Our Revolution board chair and a key leader of Labor for Our Revolution. In 2015, Cohen joined presidential candidate Bernie Sander’s campaign as a liaison to organized labor. The Pandemic Is Making Our Deadly Drug Policy Even More Lethal, Rights of Nature Debate Reaches New Heights, My Cousin Vinny Gets Out-Bonkered by The Ultimate Karen and It's...Something to Behold. Cohen is the chairman of Our Revolution. this has been a devastating crisis and a devastating from a public health perspective. [31] Turner attempted to hire Tezlyn Figaro—who frequently appeared on Fox News to praise Trump and has made anti-immigration comments—as the chief of staff, but was overruled by the board's executive committee. Cohen will serve as the Political Director of "Our Revolution." [11] The progressive issues Our Revolution promotes are almost identical to those of Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign: reducing income and wealth inequality, working for single-payer healthcare, reducing the price of prescription drugs, instituting a $15 minimum wage, expanding Social Security, creating jobs, and making public colleges and universities tuition-free. Cohen was first elected to his most recent position, by acclamation, in 2005, and left in 2015 succeeded by Chris Shelton. Our Revolution will reclaim democracy for the working people of our country by harnessing the transformative energy of the “political revolution.” Through supporting a new generation of progressive leaders, empowering millions to fight for progressive change and elevating the political consciousness, Our Revolution will transform American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families. [21][22] Some staffers also left in protest of a lack of diversity among the organization's leaders. Empowering Democrats to participate in our Party at every level is key to this process and something every single Democrat is going to need to play a role in building a Democratic Party we can all be proud of. Larry is the former president of the Communications Workers of America union. 290K likes. The chairman of Our Revolution was Larry Cohen, a former union boss from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). [33] Figaro said that she "offer[s] no excuse" for her comments and questioned the motivations of those who spoke to Politico about her. The production quality is outstanding and the stories compelling. Having set the record straight, a few things need to be said about the way this whole incident was mishandled by both sides: Our job is to offer a real alternative vision and engage on the local and national level to continue the work of the political revolution in the face of a divided nation. LexisNexis Academic. MH: That’s my guest today Larry Cohen, chair of the pro-Sanders group Our Revolution, and a former campaign adviser to Bernie back during the 2016 election. r/OurRevolutions is a Reddit hub of the Our Revolution progressive and social democratic organization dedicated to the political revolution as envisioned by Senator Bernie Sanders. Our Revolution's 501(c)(4) designation prevents Sanders from playing a role in the organization because he is an elected official. Former Deputy Director of Democratic Socialists of America. [18] Our Revolution's 501(c)(4) designation prevents Sanders from playing a role in the organization because he is an elected official.[1]. The day's big question: Should SNL's Kate McKinnon or Cecile Strong play her? [36] An article published by Common Dreams also broadly disputed the Politico article,[36] as did a Naked Capitalism piece.[37]. Thank you. LexisNexis Academic. Donations large or small will help us win in 2020. [13] The remaining staff was subsequently joined by an additional three staffers, bringing the total to ten.[14][23][24]. Larry is the former president of the Communications Workers of America. Larry Cohen – Labor Catalina Velasquez – Immigration, Reproductive Justice and Trans Queer Liberation Leader ... democrats’ (read Democrats) at opportune times calculated to do the most damage to the party candidates. Our Revolution's 501(c)(4) designation prevents Sanders from playing a role in the organization because he is an elected official. In 2018 … [3][4] Our Revolution is also the title of a book by Sanders released in November 2016. Consider joining Larry Cohen in supporting our voter mobilization efforts with a $10 donation (or more!). He addressed "Our Revolution" a new organization launched by Bernie Sanders. Larry Cohen, Chair of the political advocacy group Our Revolution, discusses the… [5], The organization officially launched on August 24, 2016,[2][6] designated as a 501(c)(4),[7] with a presentation that was live-streamed online via YouTube to meetings across the country and shown by Free Speech TV. [33], The Young Turks, a progressive American news and commentary program on YouTube, discussed the Politico article on their May 21 show, calling it an "attack piece". 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