The Citizens united law has legalized bribery in our government and enabled a few billionaires to buy our elections. We need politicians who have the people's interest and not the interest of rich corporations and wall street.
If anything, Iowa showed us one thing. An army of volunteers is the most important asset in elections and that is why Bernie Sanders was able to win the popular vote in Iowa, even though the political machine awarded the delegates, to Pete Buttigieg
Bernie believes we must stand up for our values and accept refugees, asylum-seekers, and families who come to the United States in search of the American Dream, reinstate DACA, reform our immigration enforcement system, and dismantle cruel and inhuman deportations.
Today, we say to our young people that we want you to get the best education that you can, regardless of the income of your family. Good jobs require a good education. That is why we are going to make public colleges and universities tuition free, and cancel all student debt.
Today, we say to our senior citizens, that we understand that you cannot live in dignity when you are trying to survive on $13,000 or $14,000 a year in Social Security benefits. My Republican colleagues want to cut Social Security but we have some bad news for them. We’re not going to cut Social Security benefits. We’re going to expand them.
I'm honored to receive the endorsement of @CCIAction. Together, we're going to win the Iowa caucus and defeat Trump by mobilizing millions of working people to fight for justice.
As the former chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, I have seen up close the pain, death, and despair caused by war. And I know that it is rarely the children of the billionaire class who face the agony of reckless foreign policy.
Today, we say to the prison-industrial-complex that we are going to bring about real criminal justice reform. We are going to end the international embarrassment of having more people in jail than any other country on earth. Instead of spending $80 billion a year on jails and incarceration, we are going to invest in jobs and education for our young people. No more private prisons and detention centers. No more profiteering from locking people up. No more "war on drugs." No more keeping people in jail because they're too poor to afford cash bail.
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Thanks to the @sunrisemvmt's tireless efforts to avert climate catastrophe, our nation is finally recognizing the need to act boldly and quickly. I'm honored to receive their endorsement. Together, we'll launch the Green New Deal and build a more just and equitable future.
It was the trade union movement that built the middle class in this country, and it is the trade union movement that is going to rebuild the middle class in America once again. n order to strengthen America’s middle class, a Bernie Sanders administration will make it a priority to restore workers’ rights to bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. That is what the Workplace Democracy plan is all about.
It is important to note that the Green New Deal addresses other important existential issues beyond replacing fossil fuels with green energy. The plan is also targeting industrial farming that is responsible for polluting our waterways, and mistreating of animals. The deal will also generate massive new revenue streams.
Bernie understands that if you don't stop injustice you will perpetuate a conflict. This is why he denounces Trump's Middle east peace plan and says the The United States can bring unequaled leadership to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but we must use that leadership to promote a just and durable agreement. Israel must end occupation and enable Palestinian self determination in an independent state.
Bernie Sanders has the largest, most enthusiastic group of volunteers. His campaign brings passion and change and people get it. If we want to make sure our government and economy work for all of us we need to elect Bernie Sanders.
If we are to reboot the policies of our country to make the country work for all of us, then we must demand the same from our allies, especially Israel. A progressive President must reverse the Trump administrations rightward lunch. A progressive President will have many tools at their disposal to ensure American weapons and tax payers' money will not violate Palestinian rights.
Bernie is a man of principle, even when he has to fight on his own to be on the right side of history. Bernie has been an anti war advocate throughout his life and his voting record in congress and his activism proves that. This is in contrast to the candidates who challenge him for the Democratic ticket.
I am so proud and excited to have the endorsement of @PplsAction because they understand what I understand: at the end of the day, the only way we make real change in this country is through grassroots activism.
We say to the private health insurance companies: whether you like it or not, the United States will join every other major country on earth and guarantee healthcare to all people as a right. All Americans are entitled to go to the doctor when they're sick and not go bankrupt after staying in the hospital.
We have made great progress but too many people living with HIV and AIDS are suffering because they can’t afford the medicine they need. With Medicare for All, we will cap out-of-pocket prescription costs at $200 a year and end price gouging on life-saving drugs. #WorldAIDSDay
We have all the tools we need to end AIDS deaths and HIV transmissions. We just need the political will to do it. When we are in the White House, we will set a national goal of ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. by the year 2025. #WorldAIDSDay
Last year South Carolina spent: $21,756 per prison inmate $11,552 per student It makes no rational sense to invest more in keeping people in prison than keeping them in school. As president, I will do everything I can to reverse this absurdity.
It takes incredible courage to speak up against your employer, especially when they are the 2nd wealthiest man in the world. Sahro, William and Tyler – this movement stands with you. When WE are in the White House we will restore power to the working class of this country.
For too long, huge corporate monopolies have rigged our economy. Their goal: maximize profits at the expense of small businesses and working Americans. Under a Sanders administration, we'll take on their greed and allow small businesses to thrive. #SmallBusinessSaturday
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders detailed his plan to aid American seniors Friday, arguing that expanding Social Security and enacting his signature "Medicare for All" health care proposal are critical to providing necessary services.
The headline is misleading. It is hearsay and they also mention that its unlikely for Obama to do this as he has said he will support anyone who gains the nomination. This is a clear attempt by the media to derail the bernie nomination.
As Bernie Sanders brings his plans for a Green New Deal to Iowa, one part is proving most resonant: the idea that, as our economy rapidly shifts to renewable energy, power companies should be publicly owned and controlled, and the biggest polluters should help underwrite the costs.
Google is too big, too powerful, and its anti-worker actions will end when we are in the White House. We are going to break up Google and stand up for workers against powerful tech monopolies.
From Little Rock to Houston, our campaign stands with the educators, parents and communities fighting against the disenfranchisement of people of color. Public schools should be under control of the people, not the wealthy and powerful.
It was the trade union movement that built the middle class in this country, and it is the trade union movement that is going to rebuild it once again. Together, we are going to stand up to corporate greed and end the war on working families.
Don't know whether Bernie Sanders should be president. But if the argument is about "electability," a case exists that Sanders is not merely electable, but may be the most electable Democrat running right now. Democrats who want to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 should not assume that Sanders is a politically risky choice — even though that is the conventional wisdom — and instead look dispassionately at the arguments for and against his supposed electability.
Perhaps as important as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to endorse Bernie Sanders for president is her rationale for doing so. She says she endorses Bernie not just for winning the election and defeating Trump but for creating a movement to transform America. She says Sanders is the only candidate that has been consistently fighting the good fight.
So of the seven “experts” quoted by Friedman, two are supportive of Sanders’ proposals to fight climate disruption, two are critical and three somewhere in the middle—a weak validation of her sweeping thesis, that “climate scientists and energy economists” as a whole call the Sanders plan “impractical,” “unfeasible” and “possibly ineffective.”
Thank you @UTLAnow for your endorsement. It means the world to me. Together, we are going to ensure teachers across this country have the compensation, the respect and the dignity they deserve.
After the 2016 presidential election, in which the press was criticized for disproportionately giving Donald Trump $2 billion of free media, MSNBC may be repeating history. While pundits get paid to have opinions, MSNBC’s seem to dwell in an alternate reality: As momentum mounts for longstanding liberal goals like single-payer health care and bold climate action, MSNBC’s coverage seems devoted, instead, to narrowing the liberal imagination.
The climate crisis is not only the single greatest challenge facing our country; it is also our single greatest opportunity to build a more just and equitable future, but we must act immediately. We strive to transform our energy system to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million new jobs to solve the climate crisis.
In the richest country in the history of the world, every American must have a safe, decent, accessible, and affordable home as a fundamental right. We will end the housing crisis by investing 2.5 trillion dollars in nearly 10 million affordable housing units.
The climate crisis will affect every area of our lives, including housing. Guaranteeing green, affordable housing as a right through the Green New Deal is not only morally necessary, it is overwhelmingly popular with the American people. #HousingForAll
Because of GM's outrageous greed, 49,000 workers went on strike. So GM cut off their health benefits. This is why we need Medicare for All—so no one will ever lose coverage. Medicare for All means freedom, including freedom to strike.
Donald Trump is a racist who has spent his presidency promoting anti-immigrant rhetoric designed to demonize Latinos and divide the country along racial lines. But new polls show that his efforts have failed to divide up Democrats. On the contrary, as Bernie heads to Iowa to tour counties that flipped from Obama to Trump, surveys show Bernie is building a multiracial coalition bringing together white working-class voters and voters of color.
Emerson’s new poll this morning shows Bernie is now in first place in the crucial Super Tuesday state of California — and the data also illustrates how the Bernie 2020 campaign is building a unique multiracial working-class coalition.
History shows that campaigns that raise money from big donors have to cater to them. If you want to fix healthcare, you can't take money from the healthcare industry. An economy that is tilted towards the rich needs fundamental change and that is Bernie's promise.
Distinguishing himself from his 2020 presidential rivals on the issue of America's obscene military spending—which continues to soar year after year with bipartisan support—Sen. Bernie Sanders touted his record as the only candidate on stage during Thursday night's Democratic debate who has opposed all of President Donald Trump's Pentagon budget proposals.
Bernie Sanders has laid out an ambitious 10-year, $16.3tn national mobilization to avert climate catastrophe, warning that the US risks losing $34.5tn in economic productivity by the end of the century if it does not respond with the urgency the threat demandsmobilization to avert climate catastrophe, warning that the US risks losing $34.5tn in economic productivity by the end of the century if it does not respond with the urgency the threat demands
In order to defeat the Republicans we need enthusiasm on the democratic side and Bernie Sanders is polling at the top. Out of 10 candidates ranked in the poll, Gallup found that Democrats had the most favorable opinion of Sanders, with 72 percent of respondents indicating a favorable view of the senator.
Bernie Sanders message to the Military industry is that we need a strong defence but we don't need to spend ten times more that the next ten countries combined. We are going to invest in education. We are going to invest in affordable housing. We are going to invest in rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. But we are not going to invest in never-ending wars.
When people talk Bernie Sanders as if he's a communist, they show a profound ignorance" of the market and of history, Strine said. He added that while he doesn't agree with all of Sanders' proposals, they're not actually radical from a historical or global perspective. Per Strine, Sanders is actually a centrist by the standards of some of our closest and most prosperous European allies.
Senator Bernie Sanders is one of the most productive members of Congress. Although his insistence on being an Independent induced criticism from both Republicans and Democrats—and few thought he would last long without bowing to one political party—Mr. Sanders has defied naysayers with a career spanning nearly three decades.
Bernie Sanders is a progressive who likes to get things done and his record of legislative accomplishments in the House of Representatives and the Senate shows it. Despite being independent from both the Democratic and Republican parties, he got more done in his first eight years in the Senate than Democratic Party superstar Hillary Clinton did in her eight years there.