Sacramento delegates respond to Sanders endorsement ahead of convention

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"Sen. Sanders has brought people off the sidelines and into the political process".

"We're going to hear from Hillary Clinton - the obligations that we have as senators to carry forward on a program that is not dominated by Trump", said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, of Nevada. "That future will be shaped more by what happens on November 8 in voting booths across our nation than by any other event in the world". Seven in 10 young voters - including majorities of blacks, whites, Asians and Hispanics - say they are unsatisfied with the race between Clinton and Trump and want the option of a third party candidate. "I think eventually people will vote for Hillary but it doesn't make us feel any better". He praised President Obama for guiding the country out of a recession. But then Sanders reiterated the central premise of his primary campaign - that Obama's reforms have not been adequate for addressing the crisis of economic inequality. The former secretary of state said the final four months of the campaign would be "much more enjoyable" working alongside Sanders and echoed her campaign slogan, "We are stronger together".

Ms. Clinton knows she needs the 13 million voters who cast ballots for Mr. Sanders during the primaries if she is to defeat Mr. Trump in the general election.

He went on: "Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in America works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty".

Bernie Sanders is officially with her! Now he's promised to help Clinton campaign against Donald Trump.

None of these will get anywhere in a Republican-controlled Congress, but they will give progressives a powerful theme for the upcoming election.

"Bernie Sanders endorsing Crooked Hillary Clinton is like Occupy Wall Street endorsing Goldman Sachs", the businessman-turned-politican wrote on Twitter after the rally ended. He's a fan of the proposed Democratic platform, but sees it as a compromise.

Sixth, he's taught Americans how undemocratic the Democratic Party's system for picking candidates really is.

His blessing may swing a few more Sanders stalwarts into the Clinton column and further shore up her support. That is what this campaign is about, that's what democracy is about.

Yet it also must be said that getting more progressive language in a party platform is a hollow victory - one that means little if Democrats aren't successful at taking back control of the House, Senate, and state legislatures around the country. Is anything gonna change if Hillary Clinton is elected president?

"The one thing that I was very disappointed did not make it in was the opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership".

Clinton also thanked Sanders for his service as a long-time senator and advocate for equality: "Thank you for your endorsement, but more than that, thank you for your lifetime of fighting injustice".

Sanders vow to get corporate money out of politics was a center point of his campaign.

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