PO Box 391
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 862-1505
Email: [email protected]
332 Dirksen Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5141
Bernie Sanders was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City. Both of Sanders parents were born into Jewish families and Bernie was as well raised into the religion. After graduating from high school, Sanders attended Brooklyn College and later switched to the University of Chicago where he graduated with a bachelor in political science; during this period both of his parents passed away. While he was in college, Sanders was very active in the school’s political clubs and he took this momentum into his later life where he participated in many marches and protest for equality and peace. From 1981-1989, Sanders served as the mayor of Burlington; he later continued his political career as a member of the House of Representatives from 1991-2007. In 2013-2015, Sanders served as the chair of the Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee and in 2015 he assumed the position in the Senate Budget Committee.
IssuesSanders aims to create “Medicare for All” and free college. Sanders feels like the influence of billionaires should be limited.
On the Issues
- Climate Change
Sanders stresses that climate change “will lead to international security crisis.”
Sanders aims to create more affordable treatments and mental health coverage within a single payer system. HE aims to achieve Medicare for all.
Sanders believes that the government should not have limitations on abortion and that family planning and contraceptives should be easily available.
- Social Security
Sanders aims to expand social security by taxing the wealthy.
Sanders aims to create college for all. He does not support private schools and wants free public universities. Sanders believes that the typical standardized test should be abolished.
- Gun Control
Sanders aims to create a ban on assault and semi-automatic weapons. He wants to create automatic background checks, although he does recognize a person’s right given by the second amendment.
Sanders believes that ICE should be reformed but not abolished. He is strongly against the wall and wants to provide legal status to Dreamers.
Sanders aims to create a tax raise for the upper economic levels.
- Criminal Justice
Sanders wants to abolish the death penalty and aims to involve the US Justice Department in all police killings. He wants to lead a bail reform and a reform that combats racism.
- LGBTQ Rights
Sanders promotes equal rights to the LGBTQ community. He aims to prohibit discrimination and supports same sex marriage.
- Foreign Policy
Sanders states that foreign policy is directly related to military policy and that the country must work as a coalition.
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