Political Ideology: Bernie Sanders

2016 Presidential Candidate

Background Information

Bernie Sanders was born on September 8, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York to Eli Sanders and Dorothy Glassberg. His father was a Jewish immigrant from Poland and his mother was born in New York City to Jewish parents. He became interested in politics as a child after fifty million people died from the Holocaust because of Adolf Hitler. Sanders attended Hebrew school and had a Bar Mitzvah in 1954. He went to high school at James Madison High School, and was the captain of the track team. Shortly after graduating high school Sander's mother died at the age of 46. He attended college at Brooklyn College for one year, and then transferred to the University of Chicago. At university he was very involved in the civil rights movement and the organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality. In 1964 he graduated college with a degree in political science. He was briefly married to Deborah Shiling from 1964 to 1966. After that he spent many months on an Israeli kibbutz. In 1981 Sanders ran for Mayor of Burlington and won and after that he won three more terms. In 2006 and 2012 he won both senate elections in Vermont. Today Sanders is running for the 2016 presidency and is using social media to gain many supporters.

Political Ideology

Bernie Sanders responds to abortion question at Liberty University

Evidence #1

Liberals believe that it is a woman's choice to have full control of her body. They believe she has the right to make the difficult decision to get an abortion. Conservative believe that women do not have the right to an abortion because they claim that it is not her body, but it is the baby's body. Bernie Sanders agrees with liberals, he believes women should have the right to an abortion.
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Evidence #2

Bernie Sanders wrote this book telling the story of his career in the government to expose the bias in the United States. He talks about his fight to try to get a livable minimum wage, reducing poverty, rebuilding the middle class, and making America's education and health care systems better.