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Huge Turnout at Rallies for Health Care

WARREN, Mich. – More than 8,000 people showed up Sunday at an outdoors rally at a community college here on a freezing cold day as part of a massive, nationwide show of grassroots support for health care programs under attack by Republicans in Congress. Sens. Bernie Sanders, Charles E. Schumer, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters headlined the event, which included representatives from Michigan’s congressional delegation, union leaders and people helped by the Affordable Care Act. The day of action – “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” – was organized by Schumer, the Senate Democratic Leader, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Sanders, … Read More

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‘Our First Stand’ Rallies Set from Coast to Coast

More than a dozen rallies have been scheduled from coast to coast on Jan. 15 in a major show of grassroots support for critical health care programs under assault by Republicans. Read More

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Hill Leaders Call for ‘Day of Action’ in New Session of Congress; Demand Trump Pledge to Veto Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security

WASHINGTON – Warning that congressional Republicans are about to “ram through a budget bill” to “throw our health care system into chaos,” Senate and House leaders called Wednesday for a nationwide “day of action” to mobilize grassroots support for programs that help millions of working families. Senate and House Democratic Leaders Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) were joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the new leader in charge of outreach for Senate Democrats, in sending a letter to congressional colleagues asking for their help organizing rallies or other events on Jan. 15 at locations around the United … Read More

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Hill Leaders Call for ‘Day of Action’ in New Session of Congress

Information on Jan. 15th Nationwide Rallies Will be Posted Here Soon WASHINGTON – Warning that congressional Republicans are about to “ram through a budget bill” to “throw our health care system into chaos,” Senate and House leaders called Wednesday for a nationwide “day of action” to mobilize grassroots support for programs that help millions of working families. Senate and House Democratic Leaders Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) were joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the new leader in charge of outreach for Senate Democrats, in sending a letter to congressional colleagues asking for their help organizing rallies or … Read More

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Sanders-Backed Pramila Jayapal Wins Big in Washington Congressional Primary

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday congratulated Pramila Jayapal on her victory in the Democratic primary for Washington’s 7th Congressional District. “Pramila just proved that candidates can run a strong progressive campaign funded by small-dollar donors and win big,” Sanders said. “The people-powered movement that propelled our campaign to victory in states around the country is already changing how campaigns are run up and down the ticket.” Jayapal trailed early in the race, but saw a steady climb in the polls following Sanders’ endorsement on April 13. In addition to campaigning with her, the Vermont senator helped … Read More

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Sanders Addresses Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA – In an address prepared for the Democratic National Convention’s opening night, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday thanked the grassroots movement that energized his presidential campaign, said the political revolution they began will continue and detailed issue after issue – from health care and higher education to the environment and economy – in which Hillary Clinton is the clear choice over Donald Trump. To read the prepared text, click here. Read More

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Sanders Addresses Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA – In an address prepared for the Democratic National Convention’s opening night, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday thanked the grassroots movement that energized his presidential campaign, said the political revolution they began will continue and detailed issue after issue – from health care and higher education to the environment and economy – in which Hillary Clinton is the clear choice over Donald Trump. To read the prepared text, click here. Read More

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Sanders Statement on DNC Chair Resignation

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday issued the following statement on the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as Democratic Party chairwoman: “Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party. While she deserves thanks for her years of service, the party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people. The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.” Read More

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Sanders to Address Democratic National Convention

BURLINGTON, Vt. – In an opening night address on Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make it clear that Hillary Clinton is by far superior to Donald Trump on every major issue from economics and health care to education and the environment. Sanders will stress that the most progressive platform in Democratic Party history includes agreements he reached with Clinton to dramatically expand health care access and to make public colleges tuition-free for students from families with annual incomes up to $125,000 a year. In his remarks, Sanders also plans to rip into … Read More

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Democratic Rules Committee Passes Reform Commission to Reform Electoral Process

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Rules Committee on Saturday approved a unity reform commission charged with reducing the number of so-called superdelegates. The commission will tackle caucus and primary reforms designed to make the nominating process fairer. The commission will recommend reforms to broaden the base of the Democratic Party, make it more responsive to the grassroots of the party and decrease the party’s reliance on large donors. “This is a tremendous victory for Sen. Sanders’ fight to democratize the Democratic Party and reform the Democratic nominating process,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager. “We were pleased to work … Read More

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Sanders Endorses Clinton

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Declaring that “Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here today,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday endorsed the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee. To read the senator’s prepared remarks, click here. Read More

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Democrats Adopt Most Progressive Platform in Party History

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Pressed by supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party platform writers meeting this weekend in Orlando, Florida, adopted a progressive agenda that underscores the need for bold action on climate change, addresses criminal justice reform and calls for doubling the federal minimum wage. “We have made enormous strides,” Sanders said. “Thanks to the millions of people across the country who got involved in the political process – many for the first time – we now have the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.” The Platform Committee also adopted an amendment focused on criminal … Read More