Bernie Sanders

Judith Levine: Progressives don’t compromise on women’s rights

Bernie Sanders has never understood, and has once again demonstrated that he intends never to understand, that the possession of a uterus may never be grounds for second-class citizenship.

Vermonters throng Statehouse for climate change rally

Organizers say efforts to address climate change have stalled locally and nationally.

Sanders brings Democrats along on $15 minimum wage push

He has 23 co-sponsors this time, compared with five when he offered a similar bill in 2015. The legislation would gradually bump the wage to $15.

Unity elusive on Sanders’ tour with new DNC chair

Boos erupted periodically throughout the nationwide tour at the mention of the Democratic Party or Chairman Tom Perez.

UVM Faculty Member to Release Documentary on Resurgent Progressive Movement

News Release — UVM April 17, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], 802-578-8830 University of Vermont Professor Jon Erickson has never been a fan of the status quo. As an ecological economist, his national and international scholarship has challenged the core assumptions of mainstream economics. As a social entrepreneur, he has helped build interdisciplinary research-to-action collaborations […]

Sanders boosts Senate re-election war chest to nearly $4M

He hasn’t said whether he is running again in 2018, and the Vermont Republican Party said fielding a challenger to the popular junior senator isn’t an immediate priority.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch Receive Community Health Congressional Awards

News Release — Bi-State Primary Care Associatio March 30, 2017 Contact: Susan Noon 603/228-2830 x144 Cell: (603) 866-6020 [email protected] Congressional support for Community Health Centers spans five decades WASHINGTON, DC – March 30, 2017 – Among the thousands of Community Health Center advocates convening on Capitol Hill on March 30 were six from Vermont. Board […]

Leahy, Sanders Join In Reintroducing Bill To Simplify Tax Filing

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy & Sen. Bernie Sanders April 12, 2017 Sen. Leahy Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 Sen. Sanders Press Contact: Dan McLean 802-862-6695 Bill Text, Fact Sheet (WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017) – Vermont’s U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D) and Bernie Sanders (I) have joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and others in […]

Morning Consult: Vermont senators have highest approval rating in the nation

The online pollster gave Republican Gov. Phil Scott Scott a 68 percent rating among Vermonters.

Leahy, Sanders, Others Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders April 7, 2017 Sen. Leahy Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 Sen. Sanders Press Contact: Dan McLean 802-862-6695 . . . Recent announcements by the U.S. Department of Education suggest some borrowers can’t rely on their prior notices about debt relief – LINK WASHINGTON (FRIDAY, April 7, […]

Bernie Sanders to Kick Off Primo Maggio Celebration in Barre

News Release — Primo Maggio April 9, 2017 Contact: Mark Greenberg [email protected] Sen. Bernie Sanders will kick-off this year’s 2 day Primo Maggio celebration at Barre’s historic Old Labor Hall with a talk, “From Debs to Sanders: fighting for Change,” Friday, April 28 at 7 pm. Sen. Sanders will be introduced by Vermont Lt. Governor […]

Vermont delegation urges caution after Syrian air strikes

Vermont’s three D.C. representatives stopped short of applauding Trump’s military actions, but projected a sense of understanding for their justification. There was, however, an urging of restraint and caution by the president from the delegation.

Senate battle ends, Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court

Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., both joined the filibuster of Gorsuch.

Leahy, Sanders push for internet privacy protections

The two Vermont senators are among a group of eight pushing for privacy protections in the wake of moves by Congressional Republicans and President Trump.