Symone Sanders was hired in August 2015
She was one of the top African-American and female staffers on the Sanders campaign
Symone Sanders, national press secretary for the Bernie Sanders’ campaign, confirms that she has left the senator’s presidential bid.
She gave her notice last week and was gone as of Sunday.
“I just believe my time with the campaign has come to an end,” she said to CNN. “I’m very proud of the work we have done and am now looking forward to helping elect down-ballot Democrats and do all I can to ensure a Democrat is the 45th president of the United States.”
Fusion first reported about Symone Sanders’ departure.
The move comes weeks after the Democratic primary season ended, with Sanders far behind in the delegate count to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Symone Sanders – no relation to the Vermont senator – was hired in August 2015 as the candidate faced increasing protests from Black Lives Matter activists. Sanders herself was active in the grassroots movement and she previously served as the national youth chair of the Coalition on Juvenile Justice.
She often appeared on cable and network news shows as the face of the campaign, and also introduced the senator during his large rallies.
She was one of the top African-American and female staffers on the Sanders campaign.
The Sanders presidential campaign continues to employ some top-level staffers and advance staffers who organize events for the senator. Sanders mostly held two rallies in Albany and Syracuse, New York at the end of last week.