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Bernie Sanders

Bernie
Sanders

Bernie Sanders is the junior (junior?? Yes, junior) Senator from Vermont, and was first elected in 2007. Prior to serving in the Senate, Sanders served in the House of Representatives for Vermont's at-large congressional district from 1991 to 2007, and was mayor of Burlington, Vermont from 1981 to 1989. He ran for President back in 2016…and a bird landed on his podium that one time? Bernie got his B.A. from the University of Chicago. Learn more about Sen. Sanders below:

Why are you running

“[W]e need leadership that will fight for working families and the shrinking middle class, not just the 1%. We need a president who understands that we can create millions of good paying jobs, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and constructing the affordable housing we desperately need.”

— Bernie Sanders

Top Priorities

Income Inequality

Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and a job guarantee.

Health Care

Single-payer, Medicare for All program.

Climate Change

Green New Deal and invest in climate-responsible infrastructure.

Tweeter in Chief

Pod Save America

His name is Mitch McConnell, and he sucks.

Every election matters. Even the ones that aren't as sexy as those Iowa caucuses.