Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.

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The inaction and denialism of Trump and Bolsonaro are threatening not just our lives, but also future generations. Americans and Brazilians must come together to defeat these rightwing demagogues and act immediately to save the planet—our only home—from climate catastrophe.

It will take student borrowers 100 years to repay their debt for the "crime" of getting a higher education. That is insane. We have got to hit the reset button. We should cancel all student debt in this country and make Wall Street pay for it.

The business model of Wells Fargo is fraud. Yet how many people at Wells Fargo are going to jail? Zero. But if you smoke marijuana in this country, you get a criminal record. That is unacceptable.

CEOs of billion-dollar companies say they want to invest in their workers and communities. Good. I have a few ideas for them: ✅ Provide a living wage of at least $15 an hour ✅ Stop union-busting and outsourcing jobs ✅ Pay your taxes, don't evade them

The millennial generation was told that the only way they would get good jobs is if they received a college education. That turned out to be dead wrong. Wages for the average college graduate have stagnated. It's time to hit the reset button. Here's how:

Billionaires and huge corporations should not be allowed to use loopholes and tax havens to avoid paying their fair share. At a time of massive global inequality the very wealthy should be paying more in taxes, not less.

Some say we can't afford tuition-free public college. Let me get this straight: 40 years ago, in an economy with half the income per person, some of the best public schools were essentially free. But guaranteeing college for all is so "radical" that we can't afford it today?

Think of how crazy you have to be, in the middle of a mass-extinction event, to try to destroy the Endangered Species Act. I’m sure Trump’s friends in the fossil fuel and mineral industries are happy with his attack on our biodiversity.


President Trump, you made a big mistake. By trying to divide us up by race, religion, gender and nationality you actually brought us closer.

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@realDonaldTrump , you are embarrassing our country and the millions of Americans who fought and died to defeat Nazism.

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.

No Mr. President, providing health care to every man, woman and child as a right is not a curse, it's exactly what we should be doing.

The white nationalist demonstration in #Charlottesville  is a reprehensible display of racism and hatred that has no place in our society.

Remember: our "crazy idea" of universal health care is a reality in: Australia Austria Belgium Canada Chile Czech Rep. Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Israel Italy Japan Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal S. Korea Spain Sweden Switz. Turkey U.K.