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Symone Sanders      

Political Strategist & CNN Political Commentator

A champion for women, Symone D. Sanders is a strategist, communications consultant, CNN Political Commentator and served as a Spring 2018 Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School.

In April 2019, Sanders joined the 2020 presidential campaign of former vice president Joe Biden as a senior advisor

Sanders rose to prominence during her tenure as the National Press Secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. At 25, Sanders demonstrated an uncanny command of the issues earning her a place in history as the youngest presidential press secretary on record and a spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election.

When she was 16, Sanders introduced former President Bill Clinton at a luncheon in Omaha, Nebraska. Following her remarks, President Clinton said, “Symone spoke so well I really hate to follow her.” President Clinton went on to write about Sanders in his book, "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World." Now, Sanders draws from her experience on the national stage to provide perceptive analysis on political and social issues. Her lively presentations challenge the conventional wisdom that strong communities are only defined by what we have in common. Instead, she outlines the way our differences contribute to effective social movements.

Sanders was recognized as one of 16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election by Rolling Stone magazine. Sanders has been featured on NPR, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, BET, TV One and CNN. She has been profiled in the Washington Post, the New Yorker, ESSENCE Magazine and ELLE.

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