U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who galvanized the progressive movement during his presidential primary contest with Democrat Hillary Clinton, has endorsed Democrat Greg Edwards in his bid to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress.
Sanders described Edwards, a community organizer, as working “tirelessly” to promote “justice in health care, education and economic dignity throughout the Lehigh Valley,” according to a statement forwarded by Edwards’ campaign.
“From his work in the nonprofit sector to his practice of nonviolent direct action, Greg is a proven progressive leader who has had the courage to speak out and fight for those left behind,” said Sanders of Vermont. “…He brings with him the courage to fight for what’s right, the vision to build an America that works for all of us, and the experience to represent his district.”
Edwards, who is competing against five other Democrats in the 7th District, has often echoed Sanders mantra of debt-free education, universal pre-Kindergarten, Meidcare for All and a higher minimum. Edwards was endorsed last week by the Congressional Progressive Caucus which counts Sanders, now an independent, as a member.
In a statement, Edwards said he was “humbled and honored” by the endorsement and sees him as “a colleague ready to fight alongside him to restore power to the people.”
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