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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Monday, October 24, 2016
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 04, 2016
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 05, 2016
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 08, 2016
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
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 05, 2016
'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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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Democratic Socialism: Let Us Finish What FDR and MLK Started
The following are the prepared remarks for a speech given by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at Georgetown University on Thursday, November 19th, 2015. In his inaugural remarks in January 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt looked out at the nation and this...
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Thursday, November 05, 2015
TPP 'Worse Than I Thought'
Now that the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been released, it is even worse than I thought. It is clear to me that the proposed agreement is not, nor has it ever been, the gold standard of trade agreements. This trade deal would make it easier for corporations to shut down more...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
We Must End For-Profit Prisons
The United States is experiencing a major human tragedy. We have more people in jail than any other country on earth, including Communist China, an authoritarian country four times our size. The U.S. has less than five percent of the world's population, yet we incarcerate about a quarter of its...
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Monday, September 07, 2015
Labor Day 2015: Stand Together and Fight Back
Labor Day is a time for honoring the working people of this country. It is also a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the activists and organizers who fought for the 40-hour work week, occupational safety, minimum wage law, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and affordable housing. These...
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