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Sanders Hosts Union Members Dinner

BURLINGTON, Vt. — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, on Sunday, hosted a dinner in celebration of Vermont’s unions and their members. 425 attendees, representing 25 unions from across the state came out to voice solidarity with one another and recognize the collective power of the labor movement to demand respect and equity for workers across the country. “At a time when the labor movement faces fierce opposition in Vermont and across the country, it is vital that unions come together and stand with each other,” Sanders said during his remarks. “It is important that we continue to fight the Trump administration … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Russian Government Interference In U.S. Elections

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday released the following statement on Russian government interference in U.S. elections: “It is now clear to everyone that agents of the Russian government were, in a disgusting and dangerous manner, actively interfering in the 2016 elections in an effort to defeat Secretary Hillary Clinton. Based on media reports they intend to interfere in the mid-term elections of 2018. There has also been extensive reporting on the Russian government’s interference in European elections. “All of this conduct taken together is a direct assault on the free democratic systems that stand in contrast to the autocratic, nationalistic … Read More

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Sanders Statement on DNC Unity Reform Commission

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Saturday following the fifth and final meeting of the DNC Unity Reform Commission in Washington D.C.: “The Democratic Party will not become a vibrant and successful 50 state party until it opens its doors widely to the working people and young people of our country.  I am extremely pleased that the Unity Reform Commission has begun that process, voting nearly unanimously to limit the role of super delegates along with making our caucuses and primaries more democratic. Now it is incumbent on the Democratic Party’s Rules and Bylaws committee and the … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 2 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Monday in response to the deadly shooting in Las Vegas: “My thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims and all those wounded in the horrific Las Vegas shooting. I also want to thank the first responders who did an outstanding job responding to this tragedy, saving many lives. “Last night’s attack is the deadliest mass shooting in our country’s modern history, and this year there have been more mass shootings than days in the year. In light of the terrible tragedy in Las … Read More

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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