I was hoping to read specifics on what may yet to be in the platform — which is being negotiated right now. What is it? Is it the agreement I’ve heard on NPR and other outlets that Clinton and DNC may accept $15 minimum wage, which is a huge leap forward? Or rejection of Obama administration’s TPP deal, which still isn’t decided and Clinton also has indicated she won’t support? I have read past platforms and always saw them as quite progressive — more than what one sees from lawmakers who aren’t obliged to follow these agendas.

Will anything ever be “good enough” in a super-progressive’s eyes? Even before a document is finalized?

Common Dreams published this platform-not-yet-done excerpt from the Bernie Sanders’ camp: “The Democratic Platform includes a number of very important initiatives that we have been fighting to achieve during this campaign,” reads the petition from the Sanders campaign. “But one big item is missing: preventing the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal from ever coming up for a vote in Congress.”

More here: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/30/backers-sanders-mobilize-overthrow-dnc-platforms-pro-tpp-stance

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