Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, but some of his followers refuse to back her. They say they will march in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention to promote his progressive platform and protest the party’s superdelegate system. City officials estimate the four-day convention, which starts Monday, will attract 35,000 to 50,000 demonstrators a day.
Bernie Sanders outlined priorities for the upcoming Democratic National Convention and beyond during a conference call with his pledged delegates Tuesday, just hours after he endorsed Hillary Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “We are still officially a candidate. We haven’t suspended our campaign,” he told the delegates.
At least nine Vermont delegates are using crowdfunding to offset the costs of attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month. They are part of a national trend. Delegates are expected to pay their own convention-related expenses.