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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

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Sanders Calls Clinton Plans for Puerto Rico ‘Too Little, Too Late’

OAKLAND, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday called Hillary Clinton’s shifting positions on critical issues facing Puerto Rico “too little, too late.” “As has happened many times before, Secretary Clinton has changed her mind and is inching closer to positions I have taken,” Sanders said, “but what she says only days before Election Day in Puerto Rico is too little, too late.” Clinton had supported a controversial bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a control board stacked with Republican congressional appointees which could impose harsh austerity measures to deal with Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt. … Read More

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Sanders Dice que los Planes de Clinton para Puerto Rico son ‘Demasiado Poco, Demasiado Tarde’

OAKLAND, Calif. – Este lunes, el Senador Bernie Sanders dijo que las posturas constantemente cambiantes de Hillary Clinton sobre los problemas críticos que enfrenta Puerto Rico son “demasiado poco, demasiado tarde.” “Así como ha ocurrido en muchas otras ocasiones anteriores, la secretaria Clinton ha cambiado de opinión y está acercándose cada vez más a las posturas que yo he tomado,” dijo Sanders, “pero lo que diga a sólo unos días antes de las elecciones primarias en Puerto Rico es demasiado poco, demasiado tarde.” Clinton había apoyado un controversial proyecto de ley en la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. que busca … Read More

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Sanders Visits The Forty Acres

DELANO, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday stopped at the former headquarters of Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers union Federico Chavez, a nephew of the labor leader and civil rights activist, led the senator on a tour of The Forty Acres, once the headquarters for the first agricultural labor union in the United States. “This is a historic area,” Sanders said of the place where Chavez staged a hunger strike that helped lead to a collective bargaining contract for farmworkers. “While progress has been made, there is no question that a lot more needs to be done,” Sanders … Read More

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Sanders Draws Big Crowds at Southern California Rallies

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday crisscrossed Southern California with rallies at Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and here at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Aiming to speak to more than 200,000 Californians during the month before the June 7 presidential primary election, Sanders already was more than half-way to that goal after he 6,000 supports sprawled across a lawn at the coastline campus of Santa Barbara City College, 7,500 sat in the blazing sun at the Santa Maria High School football field and 4,100 packed the fairgrounds grandstands in Bakersfield at the southern end of California’s Central Valley. … Read More

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Sanders Campaign Challenges Frank and Malloy Roles at Democratic Convention

WASHINGTON – In a formal credentials challenge, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Friday asked for the ouster of two “aggressive attack surrogates” for Hillary Clinton from key Democratic National Convention committees. The campaign called for the removal of Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy as a co-chairman of the Platform Committee and former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank as head of the Rules Committee. “Governor Malloy and Mr. Frank have both been aggressive attack surrogates for the Clinton campaign,” Sanders campaign counsel Brad Deutsch wrote in a letter to the party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee. “Their criticisms of Sen. Sanders have gone beyond … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Verizon Settlement

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Friday on the agreement between Verizon and 39,000 striking members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: “I congratulate the strikers, their unions and Verizon management for reaching an apparent settlement after 45 days. This strike has been emblematic of the growing gap between our largest corporations and front line workers when it comes to living standards and employment security. “I was proud to stand with these workers before and during the strike, and even prouder of the thousands of volunteers from our … Read More

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Sanders Statement on Debate

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Friday on Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again position on a debate: “In recent days, Donald Trump has said he wants to debate, he doesn’t want to debate, he wants to debate and, now, he doesn’t want to debate. “Given that there are several television networks prepared to carry this debate and donate funds to charity, I hope that he changes his mind once again and comes on board. “There is a reason why in virtually every national and statewide poll I am defeating Donald Trump, sometimes by very large margins … Read More

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Sanders Prepared to Accept Network Debate Proposal

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, issued the following statement Friday on television network proposals to host a debate with Donald Trump: “Our campaign and the Trump campaign have received two offers by broadcast television networks to host the Sanders-Trump debate that we suggested. Both offers include a major contribution to charity. “We are prepared to accept one of those offers and look forward to working with the Trump campaign to develop a time, place and format that is mutually agreeable. Given that the California primary is on June 7, it is imperative that this all comes … Read More

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Sanders Lanza Nuevo Anuncio de Televisión en Español

LOS ÁNGELES – La campaña presidencial de Bernie Sanders lanzó este jueves un nuevo anuncio de televisión en español que saldrá al aire en Puerto Rico antes de las primarias presidenciales de la isla este próximo 5 de junio. “Solo un candidato puede enfrentar a los fondos buitres en Puerto Rico: Bernie Sanders. Se opone a la junta de control fiscal”, dice el narrador. “¿Por qué? Porque resultaría en recortes a nuestras pensiones, en más desempleo, y en el cierre de más escuelas y hospitales.” Durante una visita a la isla la semana pasada, Sanders habló con más de tres … Read More

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Sanders Releases New Ad in Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES – Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign on Thursday released a new Spanish-language television spot that will run in Puerto Rico ahead of the island’s June 5 primary election. “Only one candidate can stand up to vulture funds for Puerto Rico: Bernie Sanders. He opposes the insider deal,” the narrator says. “Why? It could lead to slashed pensions, more unemployment, closed hospitals and school cuts.” During a visit to the island last week, Sanders spoke to more than 3,000 Puerto Ricans about his commitment to fight against the vulture funds on Wall Street who are trying to profit off the … Read More

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Sanders ‘Can’t Wait’ to Debate Trump on Jobs, Taxes, Climate Change

VENTURA, Calif. – Saying he was “very excited” and “can’t wait” to debate Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday told a Ventura College rally he looked forward to debating jobs, low wages, tax breaks for the rich, climate change and other issues. Sanders first proposed a debate with Trump after Hillary Clinton reneged on a commitment to debate Sanders in California in May before the June 7 primary election. Trump agreed. “I am very excited about it,” Sanders told the crowd of more than 9,800 supporters. Sanders said he looked forward to asking Trump why he favors more … Read More