Talking Points Memo reports:
As Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gears up for another likely run at the presidency, women who worked on his last campaign are voicing their pain and anger after experiencing indignities including sexual harassment and pay inequality.
As first reported by Politico, 2016 Bernie alums got the ball rolling Sunday with a letter to the senator’s campaign committee asking for a meeting to discuss the sexism that clouded the previous campaign, and devise methods to prevent it from happening again.
A Wednesday New York Times report delved into specific experiences female staffers endured, as well as some reactions by former senior staffers.
Women who worked for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016 say complaints of sexism and mistreatment were not addressed. It could hinder a 2020 bid. https://t.co/arnAPaBoiU
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 2, 2019
NEW: Previously unreported claims of sexism, harassment, and gender-based pay discrimination plagued Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign. And now, as he considers running in 2020, some women want long held concerns addressed. From @melbournecoal and @ktbenner https://t.co/tKtIfTncvT
— Steadman (@AsteadWesley) January 2, 2019
“There was an entire wave of rotten sexual harassment that seemingly was never dealt with,” one former delegate wrote in a December email to a Sanders political strategist. https://t.co/lL7CMIhCqG
— Sydney Ember (@melbournecoal) January 2, 2019
“I did experience sexual harassment during the campaign and there was no one who would or could help,” says former director of operations in Texas and New York for Sanders. @melbournecoal @ktbenner https://t.co/xdKLtJ9U3g
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) January 2, 2019