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New York-based Democratic Socialists group endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020

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The Democratic Socialists of America has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in his second run for president.

The New York-based group says its National Political Committee voted Thursday to endorse Sanders and move forward with an independent campaign to elect him and advance a class-struggle agenda.

The 56,000-member organization calls Sanders the only democratic socialist running for president in 2020 and the only socialist in American history with a serious chance of winning the presidency.

Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist. He announced his Democratic presidential bid last month, saying his campaign is about creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice.

Sanders spoke to striking university workers in Los Angeles this week and complained about a war being waged against the working people.

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