Bernie Sanders For President

2016

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About Bernie

Bernie Sanders was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Bernie was the younger of two sons in a modest-income family. After graduation from the University of Chicago in 1964, he moved to Vermont. Early in his career, Sanders was director of the American People’s Historical Society. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont's at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.

Quotes by Bernie Sanders

"For many, the American Dream has become a nightmare."

"Every working family in America knows how hard it is to find affordable childcare or early childhood education."

Platform

- Sanders has been a longtime supporter of LGBT rights.

- Wants to will reduce income and wealth inequality

- Renew energy, environmental friendly

- Living Wages

- “real” family values

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