Bernie Sanders For President

By Makaela Kinney

Biography

Politician Bernie Sanders was born in 1941. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York as the youngest of two sons. He went to Brooklyn college and after a year switched to University of Chicago. He worked at many jobs including filmmaking and freelance writer as his interest in politics continued to grow. He started his career as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont for four years. He then won a seat in the House of Representatives. From 1991-2007 Bernie he was one of the country's few legislators.

Some of the major issues Bernie focuses on preventing


  • Income and Wealth Inequality, "There is something profoundly wrong when we have a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires at the same time as millions of Americans work longer hours for lower wages and we have the highest childhood poverty rate of any developed country on earth"
  • A Fair and Humane Immigration Policy
  • Reforming Wall Street
  • War Should be The Last Option
  • College Tuition Free and Debt Free
  • Womens Rights

What Bernie Did as Governor

In Bernie's 8 years as Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he revitalized the economy and solidified support for progressive municipal policies. For example, he confronted the landlords of the city's largest affordable housing complex. The landlords wanted to convert the buildings to market rentals or luxury condos. Bernie argued, "Over my dead body are you going to displace 336 working families". Under Bernie's leadership, the city adopted a number of laws to stifle the owners' plans.

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