What's Next in Our Political Revolution?

Rand Wilson, a coordinator of the all-volunteer Labor for Bernie network, discusses their accomplishments in organizing for more democratic endorsement processes within the unions - playing a role in 7 national unions and some 105 local unions (many in opposition to their national) endorsing Sanders. While Labor for Bernie continues to build working class support for Sanders in the primaries, organizers are also trying to chart their next steps: "It’s evident that there’s broad support in unions for Bernie’s platform—and that many members, fed up with their unions’ legacy of “blank check” support for corporate Democrats, want a more inclusive, democratic process for deciding endorsements. Can the unions backing Bernie agree on an ongoing strategy to build working-class political power?" How do we build from the bottom up a political movement fighting for working class concerns and aspirations that's rooted in communities of color and labor? In the immediate future Rand see that taking the likely form of a force within the Democratic Party.
David Finkel asks where will the youth and labor support for Bernie Sanders ultimately turn? Might it continue in a new and perhaps independent political form? Will those forces then be able to build the necessary alliances with African American, Latino and immigrant forces? Can a new social alliance develop that can offer serious solutions for working class folks who are attracted to the demagogic and lying promises of Donald Trump? David argues that while some people will attempt to "build a party within the Democratic Party", he doesn't see much future in that. A substantial number of Sanders supporters will not support Clinton. He urges people to look at the Jill Stein campaign while recognizing that the Green Party doesn't fill the political space revealed by the Sanders phenomena. The important thing is for the mass movements that have fueled this energy to continue.