Democratic Socialists group endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020

In this March 10, 2019 photo, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses a rally during a campaign stop, in Concord, N.H. 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 to endorse Sanders at a meeting on Thursday and it’s moving forward with “an independent campaign” to elect him and “advance a class-struggle agenda.” The 77-year-old Sanders announced his Democratic presidential bid last month, promising a government about “economic, social, racial and environmental justice.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.”