#Sanders2016 An America beyond its current limitations

Published on Mar 12, 2016

“Being able to have a college education transformed my view of what I can be in this world. It shouldn’t just be a small group of people who get access to that kind of experience. Every American, regardless of their income, should have access to a college education.” – Troy LaRaviere, Award-Winning Chicago School Principal

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★ Join the political revolution at http://www.berniesanders.com

★ Connect with Bernie:
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Snapchat → bernie.sanders

https://connect.berniesanders.com → The campaign’s official social media organizing tool

★ About Bernie:

Bernie Sanders is a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. He is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. Sanders previously served as mayor of Vermont’s largest city for eight years before defeating an incumbent Republican to be the sole congressperson for the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Jane and has four children and seven grandchildren.

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents and grew up in a small, rent-controlled apartment. His father came to the United States from Poland at the age of 17 without much money or a formal education. While attending the University of Chicago, a 20-year-old Sanders led students in a multi-week sit-in to oppose segregation in off-campus housing owned by the university as a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) officer. In August of 1963, Sanders took an overnight bus as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech firsthand at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

After graduation, Bernie moved to Vermont where he worked as a carpenter and documentary filmmaker. In 1981, he was elected as mayor of Burlington as an Independent by a mere 10 votes, shocking the city’s political establishment by defeating a six-term, local machine mayor. In 1983, Bernie was re-elected by a 21 point margin with a record amount of voter turnout. Under his administration, the city made major strides in affordable housing, progressive taxation, environmental protection, child care, women’s rights, youth programs and the arts. In 1990, Sanders was elected to the House of Representatives as the first Independent in 40 years and joined the Democratic caucus. He was re-elected for eight terms, during which he voted against the deregulation of Wall Street, the Patriot Act, and the invasion of Iraq.

In 2006, Sanders defeated the richest man in Vermont to win a seat in the U.S. Senate as an Independent. Known as a “practical and successful legislator,” Sanders served as chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs where he authored and passed the most significant veteran health care reform bill in recent history. While in the Senate, Sanders has fought tirelessly for working class Americans against the influence of big money in politics. In 2010, he gave an eight-and-a-half hour filibuster-like speech on the Senate floor in opposition to extending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy. In 2015, the Democratic leadership tapped Bernie to serve as the caucus’ ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.

Known for his consistency on the issues, Senator Sanders has supported the working class, women, communities of color, and the LGBT community throughout his career. He is an advocate for the environment, unions, and immigrants. He voted against Keystone XL, opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, wants to expand the Voting Rights Act, and pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

To learn more about Bernie on the issues, click here: https://berniesanders.com/issues/

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There simply isn’t any other candidate for president who even cares that justice is often unavailable, unequal and/or unaffordable.

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About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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4 Responses to #Sanders2016 An America beyond its current limitations

  1. Susan,
    Thanks for your efforts to inform the people of Florida, and all Americans, about Bernie Sanders, why his becoming president over Hillary Clinton would result in a far better America and more peaceful world, and why this 2016 election is so, so important – for all of humanity. People of Florida and America: open your eyes, discern using your highest wisdom, then push as hard as humanly possible to elect Bernie Sanders as the next President of the United States. #JustVote

  2. Susan,
    Thought you would be interested in the following radio interview about the 2011 NATO destruction of Libya. Let me be as direct as possible: if the American people became aware of the truth of Libya, Clinton’s bid is over and Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee. “Preaching to the choir”, but after hearing the interview, you’ll know what wise and moral action to take. Put another way, the information is undeniably world-changing. All the best.

    http://prn.fm/progressive-commentary-hour-03-15-16/

    • Thank you, Jerry. I listened to the interview from your link, and another, more detailed interview on YouTube. What we’ve done to Libya – and our reasons for doing it – shook me to the core. I hope to find something more condensed to base a blog post upon, hopefully with some footage. It will likely take me a while, I’m behind in blogging due to illness. Again, my thanks for sharing this information.

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