Press Release

Press Conference: Why is the DNC Trying to Silence Nina Turner?

An all-star list of performers, including Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, and Kendrick Sampson, will headline a media availability today to respond to efforts by the Democratic National Committee to silence former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, a leading and prominent African American surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples, filmmaker Josh Fox, Women for Bernie co-founder Portia Boulder, and National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger will also participate.

What: Media Availability: Why is the DNC Trying to Silence Nina Turner? 

When: Today, July 27, 5:45 p.m.

Where: Inside middle media tent, center portion, adjacent to Wells Fargo Center, DNC Convention


  • Susan Sarandon
  • Danny Glover
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Shailene Woodley
  • Kendrick Sampson
  • Portia Boulger, founder, Women for Bernie
  • Filmmaker Josh Fox
  • Akron Councilwoman Tara Samples
  • NNU co-president Deborah Burger, RN

(partial list)

Turner has also been a sharp critic of DNC interference in the primary process, as has been well documented in the recent e-mail leaks.