Hillary Clinton explicitly extended an olive branch to supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) early in her nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, saying they shared the same goals.
Thanking Sanders for inspiring “millions of Americans,” Clinton said his campaign “put economic and social justice issues front and center where they belong.”
“To all of your supporters here and around the country, I want you to know I’ve heard you. Your cause is our cause,” she said.
“Our country needs your ideas, energy and passion,” Clinton went on. “That is the only way we can turn our progressive platform into real change for America. We wrote it together, now let’s go out and make it happen together.”
Sanders endorsed Clinton back in June and gave a speech urging his supporters to vote for her at the convention on Monday.