MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and rising stars in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, including U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, called on Democrats from key Midwestern states Wednesday to work together to not only defeat President Donald Trump, but to also forge ahead with a progressive agenda.

Sanders and the others spoke to activists from five Midwestern states during a virtual meeting coinciding with the third day of the Democratic National Convention. Trump narrowly won two of the states, Wisconsin and Michigan, and just barely lost a third, Minnesota. All three are central to this year’s campaign of both Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Trump. Democrats from South Dakota and North Dakota also participated on the call, which attracted around 250 viewers at any given time.

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