PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Okay were live on the Real News Network in downtown Philadelphia. This is Paul Jay and Im in the car with Danny Glover. Activist and actor. This is Danny. Are we seeing Danny?
So were on our way to the media pavilion at the Wells Fargo Center where the Democratic Convention is taking place there dealing with Nina Turner whos going to speak, Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, and others. Ninas going to explain what happened to her at the Democratic National Convention. She was--as far as we know right now, as best we know, Nina was supposed to nominate Bernie Sanders and at the last minute was toldBernie Sanders had to say, that she couldnt. Were going to get the whole story when we get to the press conference. What the press conference is about is in support of Nina Turner. Nina Turner of course is a surrogate, is an actor but was also campaigning for Bernie Sanders throughout the whole primary campaign. As a former senator from Ohio and some people are even talking about her as a possible presidential nominee or candidate in 2020.
Former State Senator Nina Turner (OH-D) is one of the most engaging, inspiring, dynamic and feisty progressive leaders out there. Turner made headlines as a state senator for her creative and spunky legislating, including her 2012 bill that sought to apply the invasive, infantilizing and humiliating laws that controlled women’s bodies to men. Under SB 307, doctors would need to warn patients in writing about the potential health risks of medication treating erectile dysfunction and would require a notarized affidavit from at least one sexual partner confirming the sexual disorder. Stress tests and psychological counseling would be mandated before and after the administration of the medication. But Turner took the nation by storm in November 2015 when she announced she was switching her support from Hillary Clintonand became a national surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders.
Former Ohio state Senator Nina Turner, who became a national cable news star as a top surrogate for Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, will be speaking in St. Petersburg in March.
The 49-year-old Cleveland native served on the Cleveland City Council from 2005-2008. She resigned her seat that year to accept an appointment to the Ohio Senate in 2008. She won a full term in 2010, before losing a contest for Ohio Secretary of State in 2014.
On a grey Saturday afternoon, former Bernie Sanders surrogate Nina Turner addressed an assembled crowd in front of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., calling on them to act in the spirit of the civil rights leader and take inspiration from his struggle for the fight ahead.
I guess since we’re already dreaming about our progressive savior taking the presidency back in 2020, it’s okay that we begin thinking about which Bernicrats we can elect in the 2018 election too.
A growing movement to get Turner to run for governor is being led by progressive Berniecrats who have created “Turn Ohio Around,” a play on Turner’s name. Many in the state who worked for the Sanders campaign have jumped onboard this new project, inching toward fundraising for Turner as their next step.