Our Revolution is a left-wing advocacy group that was formed in the wake of the 2016 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Its primary focus is on supporting the election of candidates on the left-flank of the Democratic Party through campaign resources and activism. Notable Our Revolution-supported candidates include U.S. Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams (D-GA), Ben Jealous (D-MD), and Andrew Gillum (D-FL).  It also sponsors a host of local chapters, which operate throughout the country.
Our Revolution has been critiqued by outlets such as Politico for having shown “no ability to tip a major Democratic election in its favor” and appearing to act purely “as a promotional vehicle for its [now former] leader,” Nina Turner. 
Following Senator Bernie Sanders’ loss in the 2016 Democratic primaries, the former candidate began Our Revolution to support electing left-wing “progressives” and to set the groundwork for a potential 2020 presidential run.
Initially, Sanders’ former campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, was appointed as president, but his selection was met with resignations from the organization. According to The New York Times, former Sanders campaign worker Claire Sandberg explained, “[She] left and others left because we were alarmed that Jeff would mismanage this organization as he mismanaged the campaign.” 
The organization was able to raise over $1.3 million from its August inception until election day, 2016. 
In June 2017, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner was appointed to the position of president, stating in an interview to left-wing magazine The Progressive that her job—and that of the organization—would be centered on “pushing the Democrats back to where they should be”; namely, the far-left of American politics. 
According to Politico, however, Turner has had great difficulty in doing so. Our Revolution endorsed of left-wing former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) in 2017’s Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary; Our Revolution advisors expected the endorsement to yield upwards of $300,000 in donations, yet only netted $74,000.  Perriello lost the primary election to then-Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA).
Likewise, Our Revolution’s ability to support successful candidates has dropped in recent years. In 2018, out of 296 supported candidates and 42 ballot initiatives, 82 and 26 won, respectively.  In other words, only 27% of backed candidates won in 2018, compared to 50% in 2016.
Much of the organization’s work in 2019 has been focused on Senator Bernie Sanders’s Presidential campaign. The Wall Street Journal reported that: “Mr. Sanders’s campaign said more than 60,000 people attended more than 4,700 house parties and other events as part of his April 27 ‘organizing kickoff,” which “included parties hosted and advertised by Our Revolution chapters.” 
Former organization president Nina Turner faced strong criticism in her leadership. She was accused by board members and Sanders presidential delegates from 2016 for using Our Revolution as a mechanism to enable a potential presidential run in the future.  She also received pushback from the left for her decision to retain personal consultant Tezlyn Figaro, after she supported Trump’s “travel ban” and once tweeted “Please! #buildthewall.”  Following a public outcry, Figaro was fired, and as of May 30, 2019, is suing Our Revolution for racial discrimination. 
Nina Turner was president of Our Revolution until she took a leave of absence to join Sen. Sanders’s 2020 Presidential campaign in 2019; she later resigned her position. 
Board of Directors
Deborah Parker is the board’s vice chair, a political activist, and founder of Indigenous Women Rise.
Jim Hightower is a center-left political activist, syndicated columnist, and former Agriculture Commissioner for the state of Texas.
Shailene Woodley is an actress and political activist involved in a number of environmentalist groups.
Justin Bamberg is a Democratic Party politician representing Bamberg County in the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Lucero E. Mesa is a South Carolina-based political activist.
Richard Rodriguez is an Illinois-based political activist.
Jane Kleeb is chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and a political strategist.
Tax filings by Our Revolution from 2017 show total revenues of $3,468,736 and total expenses of $3,188,192.  Disclosed in the filings was a $242,924 cash grant to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, for the purpose of an “Environmental Event”; the tribe was involved in controversial demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline. 
Our Revolution’s 2017 IRS Form 990 filing is available here.