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Sanders proposes public funding of elections to replace ‘corrupt’ system of ‘legalized bribery’

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Aug. 4, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 – In a Senate floor speech today, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he will introduce legislation to provide public funding of elections to replace a “corrupt” system of “legalized bribery’ with candidates “begging for contributions from the wealthy and […]

Sanders denounces Republican attack on women

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Aug. 3, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, August 3– Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after voting against a motion to start debate on a bill to cut all funding to Planned Parenthood: “For decades, Republicans have been trying to deny a woman the […]

‘This is a people’s campaign,’ Sanders tells N.H. crowd

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Sen. Bernie Sanders caps six-stop tour of New Hampshire with rousing speech in Claremont.

Curtiss Reed Jr.: Advice for Bernie Sanders on racial injustice

Understand that you, Bernie, are a work in progress; addressing racial injustice starts with the personal — the “being” is as important as the “doing.”

On 50th anniversary of Medicare, Sanders proposes Medicare-for-all

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders July 30, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, July 30 – Addressing a rally outside the Capitol to mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that he will introduce legislation to provide Medicare-for-all health insurance. “We need to expand Medicare to cover every […]

Sanders, Cummings urge mayors and county officials to combat overcharging for naloxone

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders July 30, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, July 29 – Today, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter […]

Sanders says he will introduce Medicare-for-all bill

On the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced that he will introduce legislation that would provide affordable health care for all Americans. At a morning rally organized by National Nurses United, Sanders was surrounded by registered nurses as he called for adoption of a nationwide system of health care coverage that doesn’t […]

Vermont diversity leaders have a message for Sanders

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to thousands of supporters at his campaign kickoff Tuesday at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Curtiss Reed, executive director of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, says if Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to know about race he needs to engage meaningfully with Vermonters of color.

UVM students join nationwide online meetup for Bernie Sanders

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Seeing him speak helped sway her toward Sanders, said one student. “It was pretty incredible. I actually believed what he was saying.”

Sanders expecting ‘largest digital organizing event’ in history Wednesday

The revolution will be televised, a photo taken by Flickr user Marc Nozell (marcn), using the Meerkat app on June 27, 2015.

More than 80,000 people at more than 3,000 house parties and gatherings are expected to hear from Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday.

Sanders Addresses Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Struggle for Racial Justice

NEWS RELEASE — BATON ROUGE, La. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Saturday that the “continuing struggle for racial justice in America” must confront the “horrible facts” of how African-Americans are treated by the criminal justice system in the United States. In remarks prepared for a Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting here tonight, Sanders said […]

Vermont publisher rushes book on Bernie Sanders

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Former political reporter, Shay Totten, who first covered Sanders himself as a reporter in 1994, edited the book in-house. Called a “crash book” in the publishing world, it will be printed less than eight weeks after the manuscript was turned in.

Vt. Democratic party leader to run Sanders’ N.H. campaign

Bernie Sanders kicks off his presidential campaign in Burlington. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Julia Barnes’ new title will be New Hampshire State Director for Bernie 2016. The campaign announced her move as an aim to “bolster” the New Hampshire campaign. Barnes worked in New Hampshire politics from 2007 to 2012.

Sanders Slams Bush: No, We Should Not Phase Out Medicare

NEWS RELEASE – WASHINGTON, July 23, 2015: Responding to Jeb Bush’s assertion that “we need to figure out a way to phase out” Medicare, Sen. Bernie Sanders today issued the following statement: “It is an indication of how far right-wing the Republican Party has become when its ‘moderate’ candidate, Jeb Bush, at a forum sponsored by the […]

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