Borne out of the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, Our Revolution is built on a threefold platform to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate political consciousness. Chaired by former Communications Workers of America president Larry Cohen and presided over by former Ohio Senate member Nina Turner, the organization has a mission firmly entrenched in progressive principles.
During the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, the organization provided support for several progressive candidates, raising over $1 million. Of the 106 candidates supported by the organization, 58 candidates were successful.
Since the 2016 election, Our Revolution has expanded its scope in not only supporting progressive candidates for election, but by publishing a progressive manifesto to combat the Republican agenda and supporting the establishment of local political groups. With several state organizations and a wide number of campus chapters to the group, Our Revolution has established a powerful grassroots voice for promoting its values. Dealing specifically with political issues ranging from Climate Change to Medicare and Veteran Affairs, Our Revolution has presented itself as a progressive powerhouse in the current political climate.
In the lead up to the 2018 mid-term elections, Our Revolution has expressed its support for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ben Jealous, and other successful Democrat primary candidates that have take on the mental of promoting the progressive wing of the political left.
In 2017, Our Revolution joined with our political organizations, including Fight for 15, National Nurses United and Working Families Party to push for the Summer of Progress, a platform consisting of 8 bills that its proponents believe will address the concerns of everyday Americans, including the Medicare for All Act, the Raise the Wage Act and the Automatic Voter Registration Act.