Bernie Sanders

By:Zoe Taylor

My Candidate

The candidate I choose is named Bernie Sanders. He is an American politician, He was born September 8th, 1941 (74 years old.)

Political Party

Bernie Sanders is part of the democratic party. Along with Hillary Clinton is this 2016 election. He has been apart of the democratic party since 2015. Sanders became the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee in January 2015.

Previous jobs in politics

Sanders has been the senate for Vermont since 2007. He has served in this House of Representatives for 16 years. This makes him the longest serving independent member of congress in American history. After he graduated from Brooklyn college and the University of Chicago, he moved to Vermont where he was soon elected as mayor of Burlington.

Political and leadership experience

He has political experience being involved with the house of representatives for 16 years. This shows that e has had lots of experience over the years. Coming in the office in 1981 and having that long of an experience.

Opinion on national security

He wants to do everything and anything he can to try to protect our privacy. Lately some people have been getting hacked with their private information. To prevent this he had an idea to team up with the military in order to back everything up. He wants what's best for our country and wants us to be safe.

Opinion on health care

He thinks healthcare should be a right not a privilege. 29 million Americans remain uninsured. He wants everybody to have insurance, not just the people that can afford it. He wants to provide America with affordable, quality care.

Opinion on Education

Sanders believes that everybody , not matter what race, gender or religion you are should have an equal amount of education. He wants to make tuition free at public universities and colleges. Sanders doesn't want your social class to affect your learning. In this world a lot of people do not have enough money to invest in going to college. That is one of the top reasons why, its not because they don't want to get their education. Making tuition free will help solve that problem.

Opinions on women rights

A big problem in this world is women's rights. They are often mistreated. Sanders is an enthusiastic advocate for women. He wanted them to be treated the way they were meant to be. This means no domestic violence, abuse, sexual abuse and equal pay in workforce.

Opinion on immigration

Unlike Donald Trump, Bernie thinks immigration should be an open option. He wants our country to come hand in hand. He no longer wants 11 million undocumented people living in the shadows. He wants to make our country great again.

Opinion on the economy

He wants to invest 1 trillion dollars to fix any of our deconstruction. He is looking in many ways to try to do this. He also wants to invest $5.5 billion to employ 1 million young Americans and provide job-training. He also wants to create a Clean-Energy Workforce of 10 million good jobs through a 100% clean energy system.

Opinion on taxes

Sanders wants to make the higher class richer ones be the one to pay the most taxes. He wants the lower class, poorer people to not. Sanders has the idea to stop the oversea jobs from paying taxes. He wants to make this as fair as possible. He even made an agreement that he demands that the top one percent and the largest corporations in this country start paying their fair share of taxes.

Opinion on climate change

Sanders knows this is a big problem that the world is facing today. He believes that tampering with it now will only cause more trouble in the future. He also believes that it is mostly caused by us humans. He is only of the few people who has actually took interest in climate change.

Opinion on gun violence

He says we have millions of gun owners in this country and 99.9% of them obey the laws they have against them. Although he wants some serious action on guns, he knows that's not going to happen if we are on two sides arguing. He wants to find a compromise on this problem.

Interesting facts

-He is Jewish

-Attended Brooklyn College and University of Chicago

-The longest serving independent member of Congress in American history.

-The longest serving independent member of Congress in American history.