Sanders Endorses Kreibich in CD-5 Democratic Primary

Today, Senator Bernie Sanders announced his endorsement of Dr. Arati Kreibich for Congress in NJ-5’s

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Senator Bernie Sanders.

Democratic primary. Arati is only the 4th Democratic primary challenger to a Congressional incumbent to receive Sanders’ endorsement this cycle, signalling a shift in national attention to the race after Rep. Ayanna Pressley and the Sunrise Movement endorsed Arati last week.

“Arati Kreibich is running for U.S. House in New Jersey’s 5th District. She is currently a member of Glen Rock’s city council, and has prioritized fighting climate change and moving her community to clean energy,” said Senator Bernie Sanders.

“As a neuroscientist, Arati conducted research on opiate addiction and after working directly with pharmaceutical companies, she gained a clear understanding of the major shortcomings of our for-profit healthcare system. She understands that health care is a right for all, and not a privilege for the wealthy few.

“Arati decided to take on the incumbent Democrat in her district because she knows that this moment requires bold, progressive leadership. Now is not the time to think small. If we come together to elect Arati, we will have a member of our movement fighting for our values in Congress.”

Dr. Arati Kreibich released the following statement: “I am honored and humbled to have the support of Senator Bernie Sanders in this race. Senator Sanders is a relentless advocate for the needs of the American people, and I am so inspired by the movement he has been able to build. I look forward to carrying that mantle forward by fighting for progressive change in Congress.”

“In the midst of this crisis, millions of Americans are rising up to demand we stand up to Donald Trump, enact healthcare for all, and take bold action on climate change. It’s time we elected a leader in NJ-5 who will listen.”

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  • Aaron Hyndman

    Arati is a once-in-a-lifetime candidate who is exceptional in so many ways. We need a new voice in Congress who will stand for the progressive values we hold dear, and be a champion for the causes of the people, not corporate special interests!

  • JoyRose

    Progressive Will Cunningham NJ-02 is in a primary fight against Amy Kennedy and Bridget Harrison. The winner takes on turncoat Jeff
    Van Drew. Check out Will and tell the people who are in a position to endorse him, including Bernie, to please support him. https://willforsouthjersey.com

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