"There is a progressive wave in America waiting for a politics to catch up with it. We are up against mighty forces of money, lobbying and greed—but, in the end, this wave will not be denied."

With the goal of carrying the progressive vision far past Election Day, Bernie Sanders and his supporters Wednesday evening are formally launching the next phase of the political revolution.

Our Revolution is officially kicking off at 9pm EDT, when Sanders will address the tens of thousands expected to gather at the more than 2,600 launch events and house parties being held across the country. The live stream will also be available here.

In an email to supporters, Our Revolution president Jeff Weaver said that Sanders and other Our Revolution leaders "will lay out some of the next steps we can take as a movement to empower a wave of progressive candidates this November and win the major upcoming fights for the values we share."

Offering a vision of how the state-by-state campaign could result in real, political change, columnist Brent Budowsky wrote Tuesday:

    Consider the following: If Democrats regain control of the Senate, Sanders would become chairman of either the Senate Budget Committee or the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The progressive issues he raised in his presidential campaign, and will champion in his upcoming book, would then take center stage in the corridors of Congress. Chairman Sanders would have real power to call hearings of the committee he chairs to raise support for these issues and work to turn key proposals of his revolution into the law of the land.