Taking Bernie’s Political Revolution to Congress

Taking Bernie’s Political Revolution to Congress

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Friday, Jul. 15 10:00 AM (Eastern)

Ends: Friday, Jul. 15 11:15 AM (Eastern)

When Bernie Sanders calls for a “political revolution,” he isn’t thinking just about the race for the White House. Bernie knows that the political revolution involves millions of people standing up to transform our country by electing progressive leaders up and down the ballot, especially candidates for Congress. This panel will explore how we can elect bold new candidates—taking the political revolution to Congress.



Maria Chappelle-Nadal

Maria Chappelle-Nadal

Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, represents part of St. Louis County in the Missouri Senate. Elected in 2010. Previously worked for Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell in 2000, as Dir. of Comm. She later chose to serve as Missouri’s Senior Advocate. There she successfully helped shepherd legislation such as the Senior Care and Protection Act of 2003 and the Missouri Senior Rx Generic Drug Rebate. In addition to her legislative duties, Sen. Chappelle-Nadal is a director on the University City School Board. Memberships include: NOBEL/Women, the Natl Foundation of Women Legislators, the Natl Hispanic Council of State Legislators, and the MO Legislative Black Caucus. Sen. Chappelle-Nadal is a former member of the Democratic National Committee (2005-2009). Served three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, 2004-2010. Maria received a dual degree in Political Science and Sociology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Rep. Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson is a U.S. Representative from Florida and a candidate for U. S. Senate.