U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.
We are the only major country not to guarantee paid medical leave—that is beyond pathetic. We need to provide it for every worker in America.
We must not forget that 27,000 young Dreamers work as doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, and other health providers as we are fighting the coronavirus pandemic. We have got to stand with them and block Trump's insane effort to end the DACA program.
It is an outrage that debt collectors are garnishing wages and Social Security checks for unpaid medical bills and student loans. We must cancel all medical and student debt—and stop all debt collection right now. A pandemic is not a time for greed.
The American people increasingly understand that now is the time to think boldly and act decisively. We must move rapidly to a Medicare for All, single-payer system that treats health care as a human right.
President Trump, you made a big mistake. By trying to divide us up by race, religion, gender and nationality you actually brought us closer.
This is an egregious attack on our democracy. The end of #NetNeutrality protections means that the internet will be for sale to the highest bidder. When our democratic institutions are already in peril, we must do everything we can to stop this decision from taking effect.
When we say it's time to provide health care to all our people, we're told we can't afford it. But if the stock market is in trouble, no problem! The government can just hand out $1.5 trillion to calm bankers on Wall Street.
I say to those who are delaying action on climate change: Look at the blood-red sky and unbreathable air in Australia because of raging forest fires. Our futures are all connected. That is why we must bring the world together and enact a Green New Deal.
Minimum weeks of paid medical leave for workers: 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 0 We must join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee paid sick leave to every single worker in America.