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The Struggle Continues

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – To chants of “Bernie or Bust,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a roaring crowd of supporters on Tuesday that he will carry his White House campaign and their fight for a political revolution to this summer’s Democratic National Convention. “The struggle continues,” he declared to the loudest cheers of the night in the climax of the speech. He said he would campaign in next Tuesday’s final primary in Washington, D.C., the last contest in the nationwide series of primaries and caucuses that began last winter in Iowa and New Hampshire. “Then we are going to take … Read More

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‘Enormous Optimism’ for America’s Future, Sanders Says

SAN FRANCISCO – Capping his California campaign with an upbeat message, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday surveyed 10,500 cheering supporters under a fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge and told them they are his inspiration for a better America. “As I look out and see so many people who love this nation but know that we can be so much more it gives me enormous optimism about our future,” Sanders said. The rally here at Crissy Field was the last in a weeks-long campaign march up and down California. Since mid-May, more than 227,000 supporters turned out at 39 rallies from … Read More

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Sanders Campaign Statement

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ spokesman, Michael Briggs, on Monday issued the following statement: “It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgment, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer. “Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then. They include more than … Read More

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Declaración de la Campaña de Sanders sobre los Centros de Votación en Puerto Rico

SAN DIEGO – Este domingo la campaña del Senador Bernie Sanders emitió la siguiente declaración sobre las largas filas en los centros de votación durante las elecciones de las primarias presidenciales del Partido Demócrata en Puerto Rico: “Algunos funcionarios demócratas de Puerto Rico están afirmando que la campaña de Sanders pidió un número menor de colegios de votación en la contienda de las primarias de hoy. Eso es completamente falso. La realidad es totalmente diferente. En los correos electrónicos intercambiados con el Partido Demócrata, los funcionarios de Sanders pidieron al partido que mantuvieran disponibles más de 1,500 colegios de votación … Read More

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Sanders Campaign Statement on Puerto Rico Polling Places

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign issued the following statement Sunday on long lines at polling places in Puerto Rico’s Democratic Party presidential primary election: “Some Puerto Rico Democratic officials are claiming that the Sanders campaign requested fewer polling places in today’s primary contest. That’s completely false. The opposite is true. In emails with the party, Sanders’ staff asked the party to maintain the 1,500 plus presidential primary locations promised by the Puerto Rico Democratic party in testimony before the DNC in April, when the party was asking to have its caucus changed to a primary. They cannot … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Muhammad Ali

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday issued the following statement after the passing of Muhammad Ali: “Muhammad Ali was the greatest, not only an extraordinary athlete but a man of great courage and humanity.” Read More

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Sanders Statement on Foreign Policy

MODESTO, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday issued the following statement after Hillary Clinton delivered a speech criticizing Donald Trump’s foreign policy vision: “I agree with Secretary Clinton that Donald Trump’s foreign policy ideas are incredibly reckless and irresponsible. But when it comes to foreign policy, we cannot forget that Secretary Clinton voted for the war in Iraq, the worst foreign policy blunder in modern American history, and that she has been a proponent of regime change, as in Libya, without thinking through the consequences. “We need a foreign policy based on building coalitions and making certain that … Read More

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Sanders Schools Trump on Climate Change in California

MODESTO, Calif. – Calling Donald Trump “a climate change denier,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday said bold action is needed to combat the planetary crisis that the Republican White House hopeful dismisses as a “hoax.” At a news conference, Sanders also challenged Hillary Clinton to join him in supporting a carbon tax to limit burning the fossil fuels that scientists blame for climate change. And Sanders urged his rival in Tuesday’s California primary to support his call for a nationwide ban on fracking to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “This is a crisis of unbelievable magnitude,” Sanders said of … Read More

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Sanders Applauds Obama Support for Expanding Social Security

PALO ALTO, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday applauded President Barack Obama’s support for expanding Social Security by asking the “wealthiest Americans to contribute a little bit more.” Sanders urged Hillary Clinton to back legislation endorsed by leading Democrats and seniors’ advocates to strengthen the retirement program. “I applaud President Obama for making it clear that it is time to expand Social Security benefits,” Sanders said. “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. Legislation Sanders introduced in the U.S. Senate … Read More

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Offshore Fracking in California ‘Disastrous,’ Sanders Says’

SPRECKELS, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a news conference on Wednesday he favors a nationwide ban on fracking and warned that it would be “disastrous” to let oil and gas companies use fracking to exploit oil and gas reserves along California’s continental shelf. The U.S. Department of the Interior on Friday released two reports that could clear the way for underwater ocean fracking. “Make no mistake: this was a very bad decision by the federal government that will not be allowed to stand if I have anything to say about it,” Sanders told a news conference here near … Read More

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Clinton Cannot Clinch Nomination before Convention, Sanders Says

MONTEREY, Calif. – Campaigning Tuesday along California’s Pacific Coast, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said neither he nor Hillary Clinton will win enough pledged delegates on June 7 to secure the Democratic Party presidential nomination. A total of 694 delegates are at stake in six states with contests next Tuesday. “No candidate will end up with the number of pledged delegates needed to win the nomination,” Sanders told 7,800 supporters at an outdoor rally here. The close contest will mean that the selection of a nominee will fall to superdelegates. Those elected officials and other party power brokers won’t cast their … Read More

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Sanders, Nurses, Doctors Call for Medicare-for-All, Senator Backs California Ballot Initiative on Prescription Drug Prices

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Flanked by nurses and doctors, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday said it was time for the United States to join every other major industrialized nation and provide better health care at lower cost to all Americans. “Embarrassingly, the United States today is the only country on earth that does not guarantee health care as a right for all people,” Sanders told a rally. “We need to guarantee health care for all people as a right.” Sanders said the United States spends far more per capita on health care than any other nation; twice as much as … Read More