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Sanders Calls for Democratic Party to Oppose Trade Deal

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday urged Democratic Party platform writers to take a stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed 12-nation trade pact that he said would have “disastrous” consequences for U.S. workers and the environment. “The Democratic Party must go on record in opposition to holding a vote on the trade deal during the lame duck session of Congress and beyond,” Sanders said. “This is about preventing the outsourcing of jobs, protecting the environment, stopping pharmaceutical companies from increasing the price of prescription drugs, preserving our democracy and respecting human rights.” At a platform drafting … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Democratic Party Platform

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Sunday on a Democratic Party platform draft: “The lesson of Brexit is that while the very rich get much richer, working people throughout the world are not seeing the global economy and an explosion of technology benefiting their lives. In fact, in the United States the middle class has been in decline for 35 years while there has been a huge increase in income and wealth inequality. Unfettered free trade has made multi-national corporations more profitable and their CEOs richer, but it also has led to the loss … Read More

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Clinton Delegates Vote Against Clinton Stands on Trade

Sanders Welcomes Platform Language on Banks, Capital Punishment SYRACUSE, N.Y. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Friday that he was “disappointed and dismayed” that allies of Hillary Clinton beat back Democratic Party platform proposals on trade. On the other hand, Sanders said he was pleased that the platform drafters adopted language calling for breaking up too-big-to-fail banks and enacting a modern-day Glass-Steagall Act. Sanders also said he appreciated a unanimous vote for a proposal to abolish the death penalty. Sanders said it was “inexplicable” why Clinton allies on the panel at a meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, voted down … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case

NEW YORK – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Thursday after the Supreme Court provided a victory for affirmative action by rejecting a challenge to the University of Texas admissions program: “Diversity on college campuses benefits all students. The Supreme Court decision reaffirms that our students are better prepared and our nation is stronger when we create a more diverse and inclusive environment in higher education.” Read More

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Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Immigration Case

WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Thursday after the Supreme Court announced that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Barack Obama’s plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation: “Senate Republicans must stop playing politics and confirm a ninth justice to the Supreme Court. “Today’s deadlocked immigration ruling means that more than 4 million aspiring Americans in the United States will be left waiting for much-needed answers to our broken immigration system. We cannot let their future, and the future of so many more vulnerable people, fall into the bigoted hands of … Read More

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Sanders: Strengthen Social Security

“It is time to expand Social Security, not cut it,” Sanders said in response to a new report by the trustees who oversee the program. “Millions of seniors, disabled veterans and people with disabilities are falling further and further behind on $10,000 or $11,000 a year Social Security,” he added. The annual report said beneficiaries can expect a small 0.2 percent increase in monthly payments next year unlike this year when there was no cost-of-living increase. The trustees’ annual report also projected that the Social Security trust fund has sufficient reserves to pay all benefits through 2034. Legislation Sanders introduced … Read More

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Thousands of Potential Candidates Respond to Sanders’ Appeal

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Less than 24 hours after U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders called on his supporters to run for office at the local or state level, nearly 6,700 people have signed up on BernieSanders.com/Win to learn more. In total, almost 11,000 supporters expressed interest in running for office or volunteering for other Sanders supporters who run. Sanders called the response “extraordinary.” “I have no doubt that with the energy and enthusiasm our campaign has shown that we can win significant numbers of local and state elections if people are prepared to become involved,” Sanders said. “This will be part of … Read More

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Sanders Live Online Address

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday spoke directly to grassroots supporters in a live, online video message. “The political revolution continues,” said an email message to volunteers and supporters notifying them of the event at 8:30 p.m. from Burlington, Vermont. To read the full remarks, click here. Watch the live address: Read More

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Sanders and Clinton Meet

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign spokesman, Michael Briggs, issued the following statement on Tuesday after the senator met with Secretary Hillary Clinton at the Capital Hilton: “Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton met in Washington on Tuesday evening and had a positive discussion about how best to bring more people into the political process and about the dangerous threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation. “Sanders congratulated Secretary Clinton on the campaign she has run and said he appreciated her strong commitment to stopping Trump in the general election. “The two discussed a variety of issues where they are … Read More

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Sanders Denounces Terrorist Attack

BURLINGTON, VT. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Sunday after a gunman opened fire at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub where police said 50 people were killed: “All Americans are horrified, disgusted and saddened by the horrific atrocity in Orlando. “From what is now known, this was a terrorist act by an ISIS sympathizer. That despicable and barbaric organization must be destroyed. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those whose lives were lost and the many more who were seriously wounded.” Read More

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Sanders Denounces Terrorist Attack

BURLINGTON, VT. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Sunday after a gunman opened fire at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub where police said 50 people were killed: “All Americans are horrified, disgusted and saddened by the horrific atrocity in Orlando. “From what is now known, this was a terrorist act by an ISIS sympathizer. That despicable and barbaric organization must be destroyed. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those whose lives were lost and the many more who were seriously wounded.” Read More

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Sanders and Clinton to Meet Tuesday in Washington

BURLINGTON, VT. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that he will meet on Tuesday with Hillary Clinton and planned to discuss whether she would “stand up forcefully for working families and be prepared to take on Wall Street and the big money interests.” Sanders also said he hoped Democrats at their national convention this summer in Philadelphia would adopt “the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party” including support for providing health care for all Americans, making public colleges and universities tuition free and addressing the global crisis of climate change. On ABC’s “This Week,” … Read More