Progress | Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders is a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. He is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. Sanders previously served as mayor of Vermont’s largest city for eight years before defeating an incumbent Republican to be the sole congressperson for the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Jane and has four children and seven grandchildren.

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents and grew up in a small, rent-controlled apartment. His father came to the United States from Poland at the age of 17 without much money or a formal education. While attending the University of Chicago, a 20-year-old Sanders led students in a multi-week sit-in to oppose segregation in off-campus housing owned by the university as a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) officer. In August of 1963, Sanders took an overnight bus as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech firsthand at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

After graduation, Bernie moved to Vermont where he worked as a carpenter and documentary filmmaker. In 1981, he was elected as mayor of Burlington as an Independent by a mere 10 votes, shocking the city’s political establishment by defeating a six-term, local machine mayor. In 1983, Bernie was re-elected by a 21 point margin with a record amount of voter turnout. Under his administration, the city made major strides in affordable housing, progressive taxation, environmental protection, child care, women’s rights, youth programs and the arts. In 1990, Sanders was elected to the House of Representatives as the first Independent in 40 years and joined the Democratic caucus. He was re-elected for eight terms, during which he voted against the deregulation of Wall Street, the Patriot Act, and the invasion of Iraq.

In 2006, Sanders defeated the richest man in Vermont to win a seat in the U.S. Senate as an Independent. Known as a “practical and successful legislator,” Sanders served as chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs where he authored and passed the most significant veteran health care reform bill in recent history. While in the Senate, Sanders has fought tirelessly for working class Americans against the influence of big money in politics. In 2010, he gave an eight-and-a-half hour filibuster-like speech on the Senate floor in opposition to extending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy. In 2015, the Democratic leadership tapped Bernie to serve as the caucus’ ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.

Known for his consistency on the issues, Senator Sanders has supported the working class, women, communities of color, and the LGBT community throughout his career. He is an advocate for the environment, unions, and immigrants. He voted against Keystone XL, opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, wants to expand the Voting Rights Act, and pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
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28 Replies to “Progress | Bernie Sanders”

  1. Bernie you should be are President and you are president for us and America !!!! !!!! !!! Thank you !!!! !!! 💕

  2. I have the utmost respect for a lot of politicians but only a select few have me pumped up about actually having in the top position.

  3. I'm french and I think that this guy will be a great president. Yeah ! You can defeat Trump ! The most important is ecology.

  4. College education loans should be allowed to go to bankruptcy court. Let the college use their endowment money to pay for college.

  5. People are ignorant of history. Bernie Sanders is selling a bill of goods.Socialism does not work there so many reason why it does not work. the people at the top do very well. The people at the bottom starve. The main reason being as the goods are distributed everyone takes more than they need. No one will work for there will no reason to. Daddy government will provide.

  6. I hope he gets in and the faces of the clowns pockets when they realise what they have done.

    No wonder ISIS hate the western liberals

  7. “You are a human being” enough said !!thank you bernie for running even tho im jamaican.God bless you

  8. free free free college health care and welfare checks for all ,love you bernie thanks for collapsing the USA


  10. Hey Bernie, can you remove the thumbnail I want to put this video on FACEBOOK but the THUMBNAIL says BERNIE CAMPAIGN does not show the Video Screen Shot which I think people would tend to click on more than a billboard with the Bernie campaign logo…..we need these videos to go viral but they won't if the first page is a Bernie campaign logo…we need to surprise them…with an interesting video.

  11. Bernie you can beat Donald and change the world. But you have to beat the democrats first. Thanks for starting the revolution.

  12. President Bernie Sanders and the Tree of Life synagogue He has worked through heavy rain and wind and swamps. Third class on an Airplane

  13. Trump 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸KEEP AMERICA GREAT 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Don't let socialism destroy our beautiful nation🇺🇸🇺🇸

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