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Extraordinary Turnout for Bernie in Denver

DENVER – Thousands of cheering and chanting Coloradans – one of the biggest crowds for any presidential candidate so far this campaign – showed up here on Saturday night to hear Bernie Sanders tell them they were sending a message to the billionaire class that “You can’t have it all. This is our country too.” “This is an extraordinary turnout,” Sanders said as he surveyed the crowd after climbing onto the Hamilton Gymnasium stage at the University of Denver. Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” played (with the singer/songwriter manager’s approval) as Sanders was introduced to the standing-room-only crowd … Read More

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Sanders Addresses National Latino Conference

An Immigrant’s Son Addresses Latino Conference LAS VEGAS – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told Latino officials at a conference here on Friday that his family shares their immigrant experience and that he supports reforms that would put millions of people living in the United States on a path to citizenship. “I myself am the son of an immigrant,” the senator told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. He recounted his father’s journey to the United States from Poland and how his parents met and married, worked hard, raised a family and sent two sons to college. “Their … Read More

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Bernie-mentum Spreads to Nevada and South Carolina

Bigger Halls Booked as Crowd Expectations Rise BURLINGTON, Vt. – Responding to swelling interest, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign moved town meetings set for this weekend to much bigger spaces in Las Vegas and Charleston, South Carolina. The campaign also made contingency plans to accommodate the thousands of people who have indicated they plan to see Sanders on Saturday in Denver. “The more people get to know about Bernie and what he stands for the more they want to be part of his political revolution,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager. “I think there’s just a hunger out in … Read More

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Sanders Calls on Clinton to Support American Workers

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday urged former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take a stand against a proposed 12-nation trade agreement which backers are expected to try to resurrect this week. “Corporate America and Wall Street are going to bring that bill back to the House. I would hope very much that Secretary Clinton will side with every union in the country, virtually every environmental group and many religious groups and say that this TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] policy is a disaster, that it must be defeated and that we need to regroup and come … Read More

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Sanders Wins South Carolina Labor Backing

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Speaking at a union hall here, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday welcomed news that the South Carolina AFL-CIO executive board passed a resolution supporting his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination and recommending his endorsement by the state and national labor organization. “We call on the AFL-CIO, union members and working people everywhere to unite behind Bernie Sanders and elect the president America’s workers desperately need,” the resolution said. The resolution “strongly urges” the national AFL-CIO to endorse Sanders. To read the entire resolution, click here. Erin McKee, president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, said … Read More

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Strong Support for Sanders in Wisconsin

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A straw poll at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention in Milwaukee over the weekend gave Sanders the backing of 41 percent of the delegates. The strong showing put Sanders close to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 49 percent. “The Wisconsin straw poll and huge turnouts at town meetings in New Hampshire and Iowa are sending a message that people care about real issues like income inequality and the collapse of the American middle class,” said Jeff Weaver, the manager of Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. “Wow!” was the one-word tweet from Sanders’ senior … Read More

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SRO Crowd for Sanders in Keene

KEENE, N.H. – A big turnout packed a community center here and spilled outside on Saturday when U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at a town meeting. The standing-room-only crowd of more than 750 cheered Sanders’ proposals for dealing with wealth and income inequality, making college tuition-free, combating climate change and getting big money out of politics. Sanders was introduced by Emily Hague, an at-large Keene City Council member. Bernie’s work on the environment was an inspiration to her, she said. It’s also why she announced at the outset of the meeting that she is endorsing Sanders in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation … Read More

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Returns to New Hampshire on Saturday

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will travel to New Hampshire on Saturday for a town meeting in Keene. It will be Sanders’ 12th trip to New Hampshire in the past two years. Earlier that morning, the Vermont senator will take part in his home state’s annual Strolling of the Heifers parade in nearby Brattleboro. Here is Saturday’s itinerary: Saturday, June 6 10 am Sanders will march in the Strolling of the Heifers parade, the centerpiece of a weekend-long series events designed to celebrate and support family farmers. At the conclusion of the parade, the senator will address the crowd at the … Read More

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Sanders Writes to DNC Chair on Debates

NEW YORK, – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Monday urged Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chair, to consider a series of debates among Democratic candidates beginning this summer. Sanders also suggested that Democratic candidates would benefit by engaging in early debates with Republican candidates. Sanders also called for a “50-state strategy” in which debates would be held in states that, at this time, are not electing Democratic candidates. To read the letter, click here. Read More

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Sanders Calls for Early Presidential Debates

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday called for a series of debates beginning this summer involving Democratic presidential candidates to flesh out their positions on key issues like trade policy and global warming. He also proposed debates with Republican White House hopefuls to highlight policy differences between the major parties on core issues like how to create jobs, address income inequality, provide health care and expand Social Security. In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with moderator Chuck Todd, Sanders said early debates would help voters understand candidates’ positions on important issues. “When we talk about the important issues, … Read More

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Sanders Ends Road Trip with Packed Meeting in Minneapolis

A long line of people snaked for blocks outside the Minneapolis American Indian Center on Sunday as another overflow crowd turned out to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talk about his Agenda for America to create jobs and rebuild the middle class. More than 2,000 people packed into a basketball gymnasium and as many more stood outside on a cool Minnesota morning cheering loudly when the U.S. senator from Vermont thundered, “Our country belongs to all of our people and not just a handful of billionaires.” It was the biggest turnout since last Tuesday when more than 5,000 supporters … Read More

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Sanders Speech Prepared Text

Click here to view the prepared text for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speech this evening at Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont. Read More