Sanders taps Rev. Jesse Jackson as campaign advisor | TheHill

 

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appointed Rev. Jesse Jackson as a campaign advisor, the Sanders camp announced Saturday.

Source: Sanders taps Rev. Jesse Jackson as campaign advisor | TheHill

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was responsible for many programs to help black Americans and the poor, including Head Start, School Lunches, Operation Push, and the Rainbow Coalition. A supporter and mentee of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, he rose within the ranks of the Democratic Party in his own run for the presidential nomination years ago, only to be rebuffed by the party. Many party members distanced themselves from Jackson because of his “socialist” principles. He has come out on the right side of history, as will Sen. Bernie Sanders, presidency or no presidency. – word pond

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