Indivisible group, which has helped organize and mobilize a resilient movement towards Donald Trump, asks 2020 democratic presidential candidates to lift their support for the party's next candidate.
Democratic Primary Field Now number 20 candidates with the entrance to Joe Biden Thursday morning. In an effort to avoid the bitter opposition that followed the unexpectedly disputed 201
" We wanted to get everyone on the plate to help make this primary constructive," said Leah Greenberg, who founded the activist group indivisible to his husband, Ezra Levin, after Trump's election. "When we have this healthy idea competition, we are all committed to the ultimate goal and that is to beat Donald Trump."
Well before a single vote is cast, the infinite leaders are planning unity events to bring together activists and candidates next year after the primary, Greenberg said. The promise is unique, she said, because it mates a commitment from activists with one from the candidates.
"We must defeat Donald Trump. The first step is a prime competition that produces a strong democratic candidate," states the Pact's preamble. "The second step is to win election elections. We will not accept anything less."
The pledge asks grassroots activists to "stay rooted in our common values even though we support different candidates" during the primary period. When a nominee pops up, the pledge states that they will immediately gather behind the winner.
" We support u ltimate Democratic nominee who it is – period. No Monday morning quarterbacking. No third party threats " says it.
The final point promises to continue mobilization on behalf of the democratic candidate, including bank doors, telephone benches and volunteer work.
The candidates will be asked to sign a similar promise. It asks participants to accept that they immediately support the candidate and "make me available to the campaign".
Indivisible, who has become one of the most prominent and influential activist groups in the Trump era, will share the promise of campaigns from all democratic candidates.
In 2016, Sanders approved Clinton and traveled to several states to fight for her despite the deep divisions that existed between the two camps. Indivisible leaders hope to minimize divisions within their ranks by starting the conversation early and ensuring that everyone agrees on the common goal of beating Trump.
Several candidates, including Sanders, have already promised to support the democratic candidate as part of their campaign announcement to defeat Trump's priority.
Still the threat of a third party runaway. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has said he can run as an independent, especially if the Democrats appoint a candidate whom he believes is too far back.