The progressive group Indivisible endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE on Monday, with its co-founder, Ezra Levin, calling the former vice president “Abraham Lincoln compared to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE.”
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Biden was not the group’s favored candidate in the primary, but the overwhelming majority of its members now say they will back him in November, according to NBC News, which first reported the endorsement.
About 95 percent of Indivisible’s members backed the group’s endorsement of Biden, co-founder Leah Greenberg said in a statement to The Hill.
“We’re going to keep up the fight for a more progressive platform, but in the fight against an evil agenda motivated by greed and racism, there can be no middle ground. Joe Biden must win, and Donald Trump and those who empower him must lose,” Greenberg added.
The group had previously called on its members to pledge to back the eventual Democratic nominee, and Levin and Greenberg told NBC News they are not seeing major defections.
“Nobody is taking their ball and going home,” Greenberg said.
The progressive group’s leaders said they are engaged with Biden’s campaign on policies they would like to see him prioritize, including statehood for Washington, D.C., and universal voting by mail.
“Even if he’s not on the same page as us to begin with, he’s willing to listen,” Levin told NBC. “And importantly, he’s willing to change his mind. If we can organize and push him, he’ll move.”
Spokespeople for Biden’s campaign were not immediately available for comment.
The endorsement comes as Biden faces allegations of sexual assault from a former Senate staffer, Tara Reade. Biden has denied the allegations.
Greenberg told NBC it was important for Biden to “engage directly and aggressively with these allegations.”
Biden outlasted more progressive challengers in the Democratic primary, including Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.), who have suspended their 2020 White House campaigns.
–This report was updated at 12:44 p.m.