The Sanders Campaign’s Historic Achievements

  • Won 23 caucuses and primaries, over 13 million votes and 1,846 pledged and unpledged (super) delegates.
  • Raised $222 million almost exclusively through small donations (original goal was ‘only’ $50 million).
  • Received 8 million donations from over 2.5 million donors.
  • Average donation: $27.
  • Average donor’s age: 27 years.
  • Never set up a super PAC.
  • Enlisted the active support of over 250,000 volunteers.
  • Won the most progressive platform in the Democratic Party’s history.
  • Reduced the number of superdelegates by 60% from 715 to 250.
  • Elected 5 state Democratic Party chairs.
  • Helped progressive Democrat Zephyr Teachout win her congressional Democratic primary.
  • Forced Debbie Wasserman Schulz to resign as chair of the Democratic National Committee before the Democratic National Convention officially opened.
  • Inspired 6,700 people to consider running for local, state, or federal office and 16,000 to volunteer for those grassroots campaign efforts.


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