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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. Sanders ran to become the Democratic Party presidential nominee in both 2016 and 2020 and remains the longest-serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington, Vermont 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.

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US Working Class Must Stand Up to This Nation's Oligarchs

In the year 2022, three multibillionaires own more wealth than the bottom half of American society—160 million Americans. This is unsustainable.

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Bernie Sanders Explains the Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly of the Inflation Reduction Act

This legislation... has some good features, but also some very bad features.

Bernie Sanders ·


$1,896,944,109,232: Time to Hit Reset on Student Debt. All of It.

In the richest country in the history of the world, it is absurd, to say the least, that we have sentenced an entire generation to a lifetime of debt simply for doing what was expected of them — getting a college education.

Bernie Sanders ·


Avoiding War With Russia Over Ukraine Is Not Weakness—It Is the Right Thing to Do

We must do everything possible to find a diplomatic resolution to prevent what would be an enormously destructive war in Ukraine.

Bernie Sanders ·


No More Backroom Deals—Let the American People See Who Is Willing to Fight for Them

It's time for lawmakers from both parties to show—with their actions not empty promises—whether or not they are the side of this country's working people.

Bernie Sanders ·


As We Honor Dr. King, We Must Remember What He Truly Stood For

It would be easy for us to assume that he was universally admired and respected by the Establishment during his lifetime. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Bernie Sanders ·


We Must Reject Kellogg’s Corporate Greed and Support Workers Strike

The poster child for the culture of corporate greed that we are experiencing is how Kellogg's is currently treating its employees.

Bernie Sanders ·


Now Is the Time, Finally, for Congress to Stand Up for Working Families

This reconciliation bill is being opposed by every Republican in Congress as well as the drug companies, the insurance companies, the fossil fuel industry, and the billionaire class. They want to maintain the status quo in which the very rich get richer while ordinary Americans continue to struggle to make ends meet. Well, I disagree.

Bernie Sanders ·

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