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Sanders Statement on California Single-Payer Bill

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Saturday after the leader of the California Assembly announced he doesn’t plan to take up the Senate-passed, single-payer bill this year Read More

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ICYMI: More Than 12,500 Turn Out For Sanders, Quist Ahead of Thursday’s Election

WASHINGTON – More than 12,500 Montanans came out to see Bernie Sanders and Rob Quist at rallies in Missoula, Butte, Billings and Bozeman Saturday and Sunday ahead of Thursday’s special election. “Rob Quist is running a great grassroots campaign and it was a real joy to campaign with him over the weekend. He is standing up for working families in Montana and is fighting to create an economy and a government that works for all of us, and not just the billionaire class. If there is a large voter turnout on Thursday, Rob is going to pull off a major … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Ossoff

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Friday in support of Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District: “Let me be very clear. It is imperative that Jon Ossoff be elected congressman from Georgia’s 6th District and that Democrats take back the U.S. House. I applaud the energy and grassroots activism in Jon’s campaign. His victory would be an important step forward in fighting back against Trump’s reactionary agenda.” Read More

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Sanders Statement on the DNC Unity Reform Commission

MIAMI – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Wednesday after the Democratic National Committee announced the members of the Unity Reform Commission, which was established to help determine the best way forward for the Democratic Party in terms of rule changes: “I look forward to working with the new Unity Reform Commission of the Democratic National Committee. “It is my full intent, and the intent of the eight men and women I named to the commission, to fight vigorously for fundamental reforms in the Democratic Party. We must build a 50-state, grassroots party that opens its doors to the … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Kansas Special Election Results

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Wednesday congratulating James Thompson for his strong campaign in the heavily conservative Kansas 4th congressional district: “I want to congratulate James Thompson and the progressive community in Kansas for running a great campaign in the 4th congressional district. Nobody likes to lose a close election but, in a congressional district that Donald Trump won by 27 points last fall, James lost by just seven points last night. That’s an incredibly impressive showing. It is a showing that makes the entire country understand that grassroots America is beginning to stand up and … Read More

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Sanders and Perez Announce “Come Together and Fight Back” Tour

Senator Bernie Sanders, DNC Chair Tom Perez and other Democratic Party leaders will be traveling to nine “red” and “purple” states starting on April 17th.  Along with local activists they are tentatively scheduled to hold rallies in Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Nebraska, Utah, Montana, Arizona and Nevada. More information will be released in the coming days. The purpose of their trip is to begin the process of creating a Democratic Party which is strong and active in all 50 states, and a party which focuses on grassroots activism and the needs of working families. Sanders and Perez stated: “At a time of massive … Read More

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Sanders Endorses Perriello for Governor of Virginia

Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Tuesday endorsing Tom Perriello for governor of Virginia. Read More

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Sanders Congratulates New DNC Chair

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Saturday after Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee: “I congratulate Tom Perez on his election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and look forward to working with him. At a time when Republicans control the White House, the U.S. House, U.S. Senate and two-thirds of all statehouses, it is imperative that Tom understands that the same-old, same-old is not working and that we must open the doors of the party to working people and young people in a way that has never been done … Read More

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More Than 100 Health Care Rallies to Take Place from Coast to Coast on Saturday

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday that more than 100 rallies will take place from coast to coast on Saturday to fight Republican attempts to take health care away from 20 million Americans. “On Saturday at more than 100 rallies, taking place from coast to coast, the American people will let Republicans know they are standing against their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, throwing 20 million Americans off of their health insurance, privatizing Medicare, making massive cuts in Medicaid, raising the cost of prescription drugs for seniors and, at the same time, giving a massive tax break … Read More

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Sanders Sees Growing Grassroots Opposition to Health Cuts, Tells Meet the Press More Protests Planned

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday on Meet the Press that a recent wave of protests at town meetings hosted by Republican members of Congress are only the beginning of a grassroots uprising against efforts to cut health care. Sanders told NBC’s Chuck Todd that more rallies are being organized throughout the country. “This is a grassroots uprising of the American people.” Sanders said in announcing the Feb. 25 rallies that he and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York are organizing. “You’ll see people in conservative areas and progressive areas asking the Republicans what are … Read More

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Schumer, Sanders Call for Health Care Rallies Nationwide

WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of New York and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont called Saturday for nationwide rallies later this month to show growing grassroots opposition to efforts by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress to take health coverage away from more than 20 million Americans. “The Republican Party’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is in chaos,” Schumer and Sanders said in a letter to Senate colleagues. “Public support for the law is at an all-time high, while the number of Americans supporting its immediate repeal without a replacement has dipped below 15 percent. … Read More

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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