10.26.2020

Young and progressive voters aren’t just ‘settling for Biden’ anymore. They’re going all in.

Young and progressive voters aren’t just ‘settling for Biden’ anymore. They’re going all in.

At first glance, it looks like a typical Joe Biden campaign sign.

But written in lettering that mimics Biden’s actual campaign logo is a phrase that has become a movement: Settle for Biden.

The former vice president, who ran in the Democratic primary on a centrist platform, was not the first, or even second, choice for many young and progressive voters. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who garnered a large following after his 2016 presidential run, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren carried that mantle.

But after Warren and Sanders left the campaign in March, it became clear to 19-year-old Samuel Weinberg he needed to do something to drum up support for a candidate he wasn’t initially thrilled to back.

“We're saying that you don't have to be head over heels in love with a candidate in order to vote for them,” said Weinberg, the founder and executive director of the Settle for Biden organization. “You really just have to right now choose the better of the two options, and we think that Joe Biden is a very good option given the circumstances.”

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