Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington, Vt., by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont's at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York. Read more at his website. Follow him on Twitter: @SenSanders or @BernieSanders

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:15am
Carrier Just Showed Corporations How to Beat Donald Trump
Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous. President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly announce a deal with United Technologies, the corporation that owns Carrier, that keeps less than 1,000 of the 2100...
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Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Where the Democrats Go From Here
Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on...
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Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:30pm
Here’s How to Send a Message to Big Pharma
During this election season, Californians have been relentlessly carpet-bombed by TV ads paid for by three dozen super-rich drug companies to defeat Proposition 61 . The drug industry has raised an obscene amount – at least $109 million – to fight Prop. 61, the biggest war chest ever amassed in a...
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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:45am
Here's What I'll Do the Day After Election Day
I am currently working as hard as I can to see that Donald Trump is defeated, that Hillary Clinton is elected president, and that Democrats gain control of the US House and Senate. The day after the election, working with millions of grass-roots activists, I intend to do everything possible to make...
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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:15am
Stand Up to Big Pharma Greed. Vote Yes on Proposition 61
Prescription drug prices in the United States are the highest in the world — by far. Californians on Nov. 8 have a chance to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry’s greed and spark a national movement to end this price-gouging. Today, no laws prevent drug companies from doubling or tripling...
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 1:45pm
Four Reasons to Say "NO" to Donald Trump
Too much of the media is looking at this presidential race as if it were a “Dancing With the Stars” contest, a World Series or the Super Bowl. It’s not. As people well know Hillary Clinton and I had some very vigorous debates during the Democratic nominating process and we certainly do not agree on...
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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 2:45pm
I Support Hillary Clinton. So Should Everyone Who Voted for Me
The conventions are over and the general election has officially begun. In the primaries, I received 1,846 pledged delegates, 46% of the total. Hillary Clinton received 2,205 pledged delegates, 54%. She received 602 superdelegates. I received 48 superdelegates. Hillary Clinton is the Democratic...
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Friday, July 8, 2016 - 4:30pm
Democrats Must Fight To Defeat The Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Democratic National Committee is meeting this weekend in Orlando to mark up a platform laying out the views and aspirations of the party. Up to this point, we have made good progress in helping to create the most progressive Democratic Party platform ever. But more needs to be done. One of the...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:45am
Here’s What We Want
As we head toward the Democratic National Convention, I often hear the question, “What does Bernie want?” Wrong question. The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want. And the answer is: They want real change in this country, they want it now and...
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 2:45pm
'Greed Is Not Good'
Speaking a few subway stops away from the epicenter of the global financial crisis, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to remake the financial system to serve America’s working families in a speech in New York City on Tuesday . Below are his prepared remarks. Watch the video of the speech here . The...
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