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Sanders to Visit Portland

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will travel to Maine on Monday for a town meeting in Portland. The Democratic Party presidential candidate is scheduled to speak at the Cross Insurance Arena. Those who wish to attend Monday night’s event are encouraged to sign up on BernieSanders.com. Monday, July 6 7 p.m.  Portland Town Meeting, Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland (RSVP here) Read More

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Small Donors Make Big Difference for Sanders

FORT DODGE, Iowa – A day after Bernie Sanders spoke to 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wisconsin, his Democratic Party presidential campaign on Thursday released fundraising figures that showed a huge number of small donors are playing a dramatic role backing his White House bid. Altogether, Sanders’ campaign brought in some $15 million since April 30, when he launched his bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. Ninety-nine percent of the almost 400,000 contributions by some 250,000 individuals were for $250 or less. The average donation was $33.51. Counting all sources of campaign revenue – including the sale of T-shirts, bumper … Read More

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Thank You Wisconsin, Sanders Tells 10,000 at Madison Coliseum

MADISON, Wis. – Addressing the largest campaign crowd so far in a packed coliseum here on Wednesday night, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called wealth and income inequality the great moral, economic and political issue of our time. The crowd at Veterans Memorial Coliseum – The Associated Press put the count at 10,000 – was the largest turnout so far this campaign season for any presidential nominee. “Tonight we have made a little bit of history,” Sanders said as the crowd roared. “Tonight, we have more people at a meeting for a candidate for president of the United States than … Read More

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As Campaign Cash Frenzy Peaks, Sanders Decries ‘National Disgrace’

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today renewed his call for overturning a Supreme Court ruling that led to Tuesday’s mad scramble by presidential candidates and the Super PACs bankrolling them for last-minute campaign cash ahead of a midnight deadline. Sanders called the spectacle “a national disgrace.” Sanders renewed his call for overturning the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United, the 2010 decision which opened the floodgates to unlimited campaign spending by corporations and wealthy individuals. “It is a national disgrace that billionaires and other extremely wealthy people are able to heavily influence the political process by making huge … Read More

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Sanders’ Agenda for America Helps Minorities

BOW, N.H. – Saying that he has “a long history of fighting for civil rights,” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday told ABC News that his proposals to create jobs and help middle-class families will help minorities in America. During an interview on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Sanders recounted his personal background in the civil rights movement and discussed how his economic proposals in Congress would help African-Americans and Hispanics. Sanders recalled protests he joined as student at the University of Chicago. “I was arrested when I was a student protesting the segregation of schools in Chicago, … Read More

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Practicing Democracy with More Debates

BURLINGTON, Vt. – More than 208,000 people have signed an online petition at BernieSanders.com calling on the Democratic National Committee to host more presidential debates. “The people of this country are tired of political gossip, personal attacks and ugly 30-second ads. They want the candidates to engage in serious discussions about the very serious issues facing our country today,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said in an e-mail asking supporters to sign the petition. As of today, 208,337 have signed the petition asking the DNC to hold more debates sooner than the six presidential primary debates it has sanctioned. Sanders proposed a series … Read More

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More Than 1,000 Local Union Leaders and Members Back Bernie

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday welcomed the news that more than 1,000 local union leaders and members are backing his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. Union activists from 49 states and 50 different labor organizations have joined the Labor for Bernie 2016 network, a diverse grassroots initiative built to support Sanders’ campaign. Members cite Sanders’ long-standing commitment to union principles and labor’s values. “Telephone workers in New England know Bernie well because he has walked our picket lines and supported our organizing efforts for years,” said Don Trementozzi, president of CWA Local 1400, based … Read More

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Sanders to Visit Madison

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will travel to Wisconsin on Wednesday for a rally in Madison. The Democratic Party presidential candidate is scheduled to speak at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center. Those who wish to attend Wednesday night’s rally are encouraged to sign up. Wednesday, July 1 7 p.m. Madison Rally, Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison (RSVP here) Read More

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Sanders Returns to Iowa

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced plans for a three-day swing through Iowa. A July 2 town meeting at Iowa Central Community College kicks off the trip which also includes stops in Sioux City, Sheldon, Storm Lake, Denison, Council Bluffs, Creston and Waukee. Here is the itinerary: Thursday, July 2 3 p.m. Fort Dodge Town Meeting, Iowa Central Community College, Bioscience and Health Sciences Building, 1 Triton Cir, Fort Dodge 7:30 p.m. Sioux City Town Meeting, Morningside College, Yockey Community Room, Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave, Sioux City Friday, July 3 9 a.m. SOLO Democrats … Read More

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NEA in Vermont Endorses Bernie

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont NEA on Wednesday endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic nomination for president. “School teachers and educators are real American heroes. I am honored to have their backing,” said Sanders. Martha Allen, a K-12 librarian from Canaan, Vermont, and the state NEA president, announced the endorsement. “We want to let the whole country in on what we in Vermont have long known,” she said. “Bernie’s core values are in line with ours: he is pro-family, pro-worker, pro-education and pro-labor and we believe the time has come for his vision to become a national reality.” The … Read More

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Sanders to Make Two-Day Swing in New Hampshire

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday begins a two-day swing through New Hampshire. A town meeting at Nashua Community College kicks off the trip which also includes stops in Bow, Henniker, Rochester, Durham and Laconia. Here is the itinerary: Saturday, June 27 10:30 a.m. Nashua Town Meeting, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst Street, Nashua 2 p.m. Bow House Party, Home of Ron and Meredith Abramson, 2 Hop Kiln Road, Bow 4 p.m. Hillsborough County Democratic Party Picnic, Firemen’s Field, Contoocook Falls Road 6 p.m. Henniker Town Meeting, Simon Center, New England College, 98 Bridge Street, Henniker Sunday, … Read More

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Bernie Bolsters Iowa Campaign

DES MOINES – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign announced on Monday that five new senior members have joined an already-impressive team assembled by Campaign Coordinator Pete D’Alessandro. Robert Becker has signed on as state director. Susana Cervantes is the regional field director for Sioux City. Beth Farvour is the regional field Director for Iowa City. Margaret Jarosz is regional field director in Dubuque. And Iowa caucus veteran Brendan Summers came on board as caucus director. Becker has been managing political campaigns around the world for 25 years. In 2000, he was a regional field director for former Sen. Bill … Read More