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Who is Bernie Sanders
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US Senator for Vermont, elected in 2006. He is the longest serving independent member of the House of Representatives in US history.
Canada and the wealthiest countries pay about 60% as much on health as we do, for care.
Bernie also says that women have fundamental rights to control their bodies when it comes to sexual and reproductive health. There have been a wave of legislation in recent years that prevent women to have safe abortions and he thinks that they have the rights to choose. He supports increased funding for family planning and contraceptives.
He will protect American jobs by way of visa reform, secure the border, and protect undocumented workers from labor exploitation. Bernie says "We ought to provide a path to citizenship for people from many different countries. Supports the path toward permanent residency for young, undocumented immigrants." Sanders thinks we should reject the exploitation of the workers and the use of visas for cheap, foreign labor, and increase opportunities for qualified individuals to take step towards permanent residency. Bernie Sanders has an idea of securing the borders, but he wants to secure them without building a fence.
He believes that the United States should reform its immigration policy to create a path to legal status, and, in some cases, citizenship. Bernie supported the DREAM Act, and comprehensive immigration reform efforts in 2013 that would have created a path to legal status. Additionally, Bernie supports waiving deportations for some groups of immigrants, such as those brought into America by their parents when they were children.
Bernie says " The rich get richer and the poor get poorer because of the government policies that benefit the very few at the expense of the vast majority of the Americans." The super-rich people are currently are not paying their fair share of taxes, which means there's not enough funding for programs that will rise systemic inequalities. He wants to increase the minimum wage so every working American can live rather than to fight to survive, and create more well-paying jobs by putting people to work on our country's crumbling infrastructure.
Bernie forced fellow senators to state for the congressional record if they believe “that climate change is real, human-caused, and already creating devastating problems; that there’s a brief window to act before ‘irreparable harm’ results; and that the United States should shift to cleaner energy sources.” Bernie is one of only three presidential candidates in the 2016 race (the others being Martin O’Malley and Jill Stein) who took up The Nation’s request to refuse support of greenhouse-gas emitters.
- Bernie Sanders is the first non-Christian to win a U.S. primary
- Bernie Sanders served eight consecutive terms in the U.S. House of representatives from 1991 to 2007.
- Bernie Sanders served as the Vermont’s Mayor for four consecutive terms from 1981 to 1989.