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Fri Mar 6, 2020, 11:31 AM Mar 2020

Warren Urged by NOW Not to Endorse Sanders: He Has 'Done Next to Nothing for Women' [View all]


In an interview with Associated Press, NOW President Toni Van Pelt urged Warren not too "rush into" anything.

"She has a lot of leverage right now. We do trust her to make the right decisions on how to proceed. But we'd like her not to rush this," Van Pelt said.

"We think that our constituents, our members, will not necessarily think of Sanders as the best choice," the NOW chief continued.

After all, she said, "we wouldn't have the Violence Against Women Act if it wasn't for Biden's leadership."


She went on to say that Sanders "doesn't have a record" on women's issues and has "done next to nothing for women and for our issues."
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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I agree. NurseJackie Mar 2020 #1
If Warren endorses Sanders she will have signed the death warrant of her political career. olegramps Mar 2020 #25
I think it's reasonable for Warren to wait. yardwork Mar 2020 #39
You have a right to your opinion. She could appear to playing the odds and lose. olegramps Mar 2020 #40
She is better off not to endorse anyone. Blue_true Mar 2020 #44
I think this statement from NOW will resonate with Warren hlthe2b Mar 2020 #2
I think she was very aware of these facts before the statement. spooky3 Mar 2020 #7
Of course she's aware. The statement simply supports decision to defer (and against the hlthe2b Mar 2020 #8
Good. In fact he's done next to nothing for anyone. honest.abe Mar 2020 #3
Yep, nothing, unless you work at the newly named Thaddeus Stevens Post Office in Danville, VT. SunSeeker Mar 2020 #23
This message was self-deleted by its author Fresh_Start Mar 2020 #26
+1! Cha Mar 2020 #42
He co-authored a significant Veterans bill with John McCain Blue_true Mar 2020 #47
Look out NOW, the bus is about to run you over. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #4
Lol, beat me to it Docreed2003 Mar 2020 #13
Exactly.. it may have already happened Cha Mar 2020 #43
oops, facts come out on sanders again, another shock to his supporters,who won't let any fact beachbumbob Mar 2020 #5
Post removed Post removed Mar 2020 #17
DREAMS DO NOT ACHIEVE LEGISLATIVE actions, works ok in a college class room, not leading beachbumbob Mar 2020 #21
The reason we are so divided is because of actual attacks on the well-being of millions. Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2020 #22
+1 betsuni Mar 2020 #46
I agree. LaurenOlimina Mar 2020 #6
Kick dalton99a Mar 2020 #9
Damn. That's harsh. Dem4Life1102 Mar 2020 #10
Not as harsh as my opinion. MH1 Mar 2020 #41
may be wrong, but I think she will be like Obama & not endorse during primary. Sunlei Mar 2020 #11
She is not in the same situation as Obama. Obama is the defacto head of the party at present. olegramps Mar 2020 #27
She still doesn't have to endorse anyone. eom BlueMTexpat Mar 2020 #30
I think Warren wants a much more progressive democracy campaign before she commits Sunlei Mar 2020 #32
Whatever colsohlibgal Mar 2020 #12
Totally with you, but I would add a "woman of color". nt pazzyanne Mar 2020 #20
I am definitely leaning to Stacey Abrams dhol82 Mar 2020 #24
I agree. we can do it Mar 2020 #14
Not sure about the headline (I know, it's Newsweek's, not yours) thesquanderer Mar 2020 #15
pffft, I'm more interested in beating trump, not fictitious mud slinging, trashed. nt yaesu Mar 2020 #16
Spot on. nt Hyper_Eye Mar 2020 #34
After vetting Bernie Sanders myself, I agree! pazzyanne Mar 2020 #18
Bernie does not play well with others. Its his way or no way. So far its been no way for him. olegramps Mar 2020 #29
I'd hate to get stabbed by that jabbing finger Walleye Mar 2020 #54
That is the same gesture that my Mom made when she was angry about something. pazzyanne Mar 2020 #63
Boom!!! K&R NCProgressive Mar 2020 #19
I cannot imagine that Warren BlueMTexpat Mar 2020 #28
In Elizabeth's interview with Rachel last night, Warren referred to Biden as a genuine 'nice guy'. empedocles Mar 2020 #31
He's spoiled the electorate barbtries Mar 2020 #33
I don't think she should endorse either of them. HootieMcBoob Mar 2020 #35
I totally agree with not endorsing, Blue_true Mar 2020 #49
This will help give Warren an out if she is thinking about going with Biden... Chakaconcarne Mar 2020 #36
She is more aligned with the ideas that Sanders has claimed Blue_true Mar 2020 #50
He married one and made her rich. n/t zackymilly Mar 2020 #37
He married and had a child with another Moderateguy Mar 2020 #59
I thought Tulsi supporters were extinct. Hello. Weren't you for Bloomberg before he dropped? n/t zackymilly Mar 2020 #61
Yup. I feel bad for Tulsi Moderateguy Mar 2020 #62
WTF? That sounds like a Republican thing to say democrattotheend Mar 2020 #66
I agree with now and I appreciate Warren being straight with us in the interview. LizBeth Mar 2020 #38
K&R betsuni Mar 2020 #45
NOW will now go under the bus - "Establishment!!!!!" NYMinute Mar 2020 #48
Medicare for all would do a lot for uninsured women who will die or go broke if they get sick Wabbajack_ Mar 2020 #51
Not if it never passes. Sparkly Mar 2020 #53
" let me know when the back-in-time machine works." Wabbajack_ Mar 2020 #55
Sorry. Sparkly Mar 2020 #56
As ridiculously hypocritical as it you can be sure the G O PEE Wabbajack_ Mar 2020 #65
"Establishment"! "Billionaires"! Kidding aside, I hope Toni doesn't have to go into hiding. n/t Tarheel_Dem Mar 2020 #52
She owes no one an endorsment Bettie Mar 2020 #57
Thank you, NOW!!! Cha Mar 2020 #58
Amen NOW.. Amen!!! Peacetrain Mar 2020 #60
I hope she heeds NOW's advice. Sparkly Mar 2020 #64
I'm listening to Maddow's interview with Sanders and got mad when he was asked betsuni Mar 2020 #67
I'm surprised she would run down Sanders on women's issues. musicblind Mar 2020 #68
Warren is pissed-off zak247 Mar 2020 #69
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