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Bernie Sanders is the independent U.S. Senator from Vermont. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. He is a member of the Senate's Budget, Veterans, Environment, Energy, and H.E.L.P. (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) committees.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, July 12, 2019 The Straightest Path to Racial Equality Is Through the One Percent
Many black Americans are disillusioned about politicians who champion the organizing power of black women when it's time to turn out the vote but neglect their needs between election cycles. They are tired of politicians offering meaningful yet inadequate reforms, kicking the can of progress down the road instead of using their political capital to fight for reforms that current generations desperately need.
(20 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 22, 2019 We must stop the US from going to war with Iran
We need to take a more even-handed approach to the Middle East, and not simply support one side against another in a regional conflict. The US is strong enough to deal with these issues diplomatically, working with allies around the world, and that is what we should be doing. We must not fight another unnecessary war.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, June 17, 2019 Disparity between the rich and poor
Why, in the last 30 years, has there been a massive transfer of wealth from the working families of this country to the very rich, with the top 1% seeing its wealth increase by $21 trillion while the bottom half saw a $900 billion decline in its wealth?
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 12, 2019 A Call for a 21st Century Bill of Rights
Bernie Sanders delivered a major address about the historic role of democratic socialism in America's battles to defeat oligarchy and right-wing nationalism. Just as Franklin Roosevelt's democratic socialist program helped defeat rising authoritarianism in the aftermath of the Great Depression, Sanders called on America to reject Donald Trump's xenophobic and authoritarian policies
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 6, 2019 I Know Where I Came From. Does President Trump?
We are the wealthiest nation in the history of the world and, according to President Trump, the economy is "booming." Yet most Americans have little or no savings and live paycheck to paycheck. I am running for president because we must defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country.
SHARE Sunday, May 26, 2019 Bernie 2020 Releases New Video
ernie 2020 released a new online video detailing Bernie's tenure as mayor of Burlington, Vermont. In his four terms as mayor, he transformed and revitalized the city and launched his career as a movement builder who uses the reaches of government to improve the lives of all people.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, May 17, 2019 Banks have been ripping off Americans for too long. I have a plan to end it
Today's modern-day loan sharks are no longer lurking on street corners breaking kneecaps to collect their payments. They wear Armani suits and work on Wall Street, where they make obscene compensation packages and head financial institutions like JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America and American Express.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 12, 2019 This problem is a GLOBAL problem
One of the great crises facing the global community today is that democracy, the right of ordinary people to control their own lives, is on the defensive while authoritarianism is growing stronger. And at its root is the fact that a handful of incredibly wealthy people are exerting enormous economic and political power over the planet.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 30, 2019 I'll fight for farmers against powerful agribusiness
The desperation felt by families in rural communities is about basic economic rights and freedom. Farmers have been systematically stripped of their ability to control their own futures and no longer know whether their hard work will earn them future success and stability. Storefronts are empty and farmers have been forced to sell their land that has been kept in families for generations to massive corporations.
(10 comments) SHARE Friday, March 22, 2019 Chicago -- An Extraordinary Time In My Life
As someone who came from a working class family, Chicago provided me, for the first time in my life, the opportunity to put two and two together in understanding how the real world worked. To understand what power was about in this country and who the people were who had that power. To learn about racism and poverty and other social ills.
(16 comments) SHARE Monday, February 25, 2019 It's time to complete the revolution we started
The only way we will defeat Donald Trump and the special interests that support him is with a grassroots movement, the likes of which has never been seen in American history. We must stand together women and men, black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, native born and immigrant to address the challenges we face as a nation. It is time to defeat Trump, complete that revolution.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Bernie Sanders New Years Message
It goes without saying that 2019 will be a pivotal and momentous time for our country and the entire planet. As you know, there is a monumental clash now taking place between two very different political visions. Not to get you too nervous, but the future of our country and the world is dependent upon which side wins that struggle.
(24 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 29, 2018 If I Run
Our ideas will lift people out of poverty, they will guarantee health care as a right for every man, woman and child, and they will make certain that every person in this country with the ability and the desire can get the education they need, regardless of the income of their family. Ours is not a radical agenda. It's the agenda the American people want.
SHARE Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Sanders, Feinstein Oppose Inclusion of Israel Anti-Boycott Act in Appropriations Bill
As Congress considers a year-end appropriations bill, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on Senate leadership not to include S. 720, the "Israel Anti-Boycott Act."
"We believe including this bill would violate the spirit of cooperation and commitment that Senate appropriators have made to oppose controversial riders on appropriations bills," the senators wrote in a letter
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Democrats Need a Bold Agenda
It is not good enough for Democrats to just be the anti-Trump party. If they want to keep and expand their majority in the House, take back the Senate and win the White House, Democrats must show the American people that they will aggressively stand up and fight for the working families of this country -- black, white, Latino, Asian American or Native American, men and women, gay or straight.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 26, 2018 Yemen Horror
The war in Yemen has created the most severe famine in more than 100 years. In one of the poorest countries on earth, as a result of this war, some 85,000 children have starved to death over the last several years and millions more face death if the war continues. Further, the country is currently experiencing the worst cholera outbreak in the world with as many as 10,000 new cases each week.
(33 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 24, 2018 America's wealthiest family owns Walmart. They can afford to pay workers $15 an hour.
The major economic crisis facing this country is that at a time of massive income and wealth inequality, tens of millions of Americans are working for wages that are so low that they are barely surviving. All over this country, people are forced to work two or three jobs to support their families as the cost of healthcare, housing, childcare, and prescription drugs continues to rise.
(16 comments) SHARE Monday, October 29, 2018 This country is in the midst of a political revolution
Trump is going to try to divide us in this final week before the election. He is going to try to pit us against each other by race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status and however he can do it. If he can divide us up, right-wing Republicans and the big-money interests will win.