Bernie to Utah delegates: 'Elect Hillary Clinton' then 'continue the fight'

Utah delegates were up early at the DNC to hear from Bernie Sanders (Photo: Marcie Cancio/KUTV)

(KUTV) On the final day of the Democratic National Convention, Bernie Sanders made one last push to get Utah's delegates behind the party's nominee.

The senator from Vermont, days after endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president, spoke to the Utah delegation at an early morning breakfast to encourage them, along with delegates from five other states, to keep an eye to the future.

"Our job is to elect Hillary Clinton -- and the day after continue the fight for the agenda," Sanders told a cheering and rapt audience, which included delegates from Utah, Idaho, Hawaii, West Virginia, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Sanders reminded his delegates the revolution has only just begun and asked they follow him as he finds his new place in the Democratic Party.

"We are now transitioning our campaign to another type of organization," he said, noting he wants to see more liberal Democrats running for office on the local level.

"[It's important to get] young people to start running for office, school boards, city councils," he said.

Sanders said the movement around his campaign may be the start of a revolution. But told Utahns it can't be Bernie or bust and that it will take every-day citizens focused on making long-term change.

The message resonated with delegates, who said Sanders' decision to speak with them was motivating.

"It was awesome, so great for him to come out in person," said Bob Agaard, a delegate from West Valley City.

Transgender Utah delegate Sophia Hawes-Tingey said she's ready to take the challenge.

"I absolutely will fight on," she said, noting she has created a progressive PAC in the South Valley area. "Social change -- real change -- does not happen in one day or one year. It only happens from the bottom on up."

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