Five staffers, including digital director Kenneth Pennington resigned after Sanders's former campaign manager Jeff Weaver joined. An anonymous told POLITICO that the workers did not agree with Weaver's vision of the organization, saying:
" The majority of the staff quit as a result of Jeff joining..Over the last few days, almost the entire staff resigned from the organization because they would not work for Jeff Weaver or help to enact Jeff’s vision for the organization in any was" -Former staffer to POLITICO
An anonymous source told the site that Sanders had assured them Weaver would not be brought in, but this has not been corroborated. Former Sanders digital director Claire Sandberg attributed it to Weaver's approach towards campaign finance:
"It’s about both the fundraising and the spending: Jeff would like to take big money from rich people including billionaires and spend it on ad....That’s the opposite of what this campaign and this movement are supposed to be about, and after being very firm and raising alarm, the staff felt that we had no choice but to quit" -Claire Sandberg
Our Revolution launches next Thursday, and Sanders is scheduled to speak.