Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders just got a very important endorsement for his candidacy.
Erica Garner, daughter of the late Eric Garner, has come out in support of the senator, voicing her belief that he is the right candidate to fight for racial equality. Erica Garner shared her views in an op-ed written for the Washington Post, in which she compared Sanders’ campaign message to that of President Barack Obama’s in 2008.
In her op-ed, she writes that her generation is not the first of Black Americans to fight for their civil liberties and rights to equality. “I know once we come together, we are powerful beyond imagination. Sen. Sanders knows this too. He’s learning from us, working with us and respect the power of we, the people, over the established political machine.”
Sen. Sanders has been gaining ground in the current Iowa Caucus, and currently holds 49% of the poll, leading the assumed-nominee Hillary Clinton’s 45%. Currently, Clinton has a huge advantage when it comes to the Black vote. However, if Garner can help raise awareness about Sanders’ commitment to racial equality, he could pose an even bigger threat to the former Secretary of State.
Several months ago, BET Live streamed the Presidential Justice Forum, where Sen. Sanders was one of the key speakers.