adding page this day..
53 min – we gotta figure out how we develop our own networks which bypass the corp media
57 min – our job now is to be extremely extremely smart.. that is to figure out how we mobilize millions of people…
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Sanders has had the longest time in office of any independent in U.S. congressional history. Since his election to the House of Representatives in 1991, he has caucused with the Democratic Party, which has entitled him to committee assignments and at times given Democrats a majority. Sanders became the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee in January 2015; he had previously been chair of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee for two years. Sanders’ campaign against Hillary Clinton for the party’s 2016 U.S. presidential nomination raised more money in small, individual contributions than any other in American history, and helped him rise to international recognition. This was the only time in Sanders’ career that he publicly identified as a Democrat, and he has since announced he will return to the Senate as an independent. A self-described democratic socialist, Sanders is pro-labor and emphasizes reversing economic inequality. Many scholars consider his views to be more in line with social democracy and New Deal-era American progressivism than democratic socialism.
Sanders was born and raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City and graduated from the University of Chicagoin 1964. While a student he was an active civil rights protest organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. After settling in Vermont in 1968, Sanders ran unsuccessful third-partycampaigns for governor and U.S. senator in the early to mid-1970s. As an independent, he was elected mayor of Burlington—Vermont’s most populous city—in 1981, where he was reelected three times. In 1990 he was elected to represent Vermont’s at-large congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus in 1991. He served as a congressman for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. In 2012, he was re-elected with 71% of the popular vote. Polls indicate that he is among the senators most popular with their constituents, ranking third in 2014 and first in both 2015 and 2016. In the 2016 general election, Sanders received nearly six percent of Vermont’s popular vote as a write-in candidate.
Sanders rose to national prominence following his 2010 filibuster against the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010, which extended the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. By favoring policies based largely on the Nordic model of social democracy and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, Sanders has built a reputation as a leading progressive voice on issues such as campaign finance reform, corporate welfare, global warming, income inequality, LGBT rights, parental leave, and universal healthcare. Sanders has long been critical of U.S. foreign policy and was an early and outspoken opponent of the Iraq War, the First Gulf War, and U.S. support for the Contras in Nicaragua. He is also outspoken on civil liberties and civil rights, particularly criticizing racial discrimination in the criminal justice system as well as advocating for privacy rights against mass surveillance policies such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the NSA surveillance programs.
Sanders announced his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on April 30, 2015. Initially considered a long shot, Sanders won 23 primaries and caucuses and approximately 43% of pledged delegates to Clinton’s 55%. His campaign was noted for the enthusiasm of its supporters, as well as his rejection of large donations from corporations, the financial industry, and any associated Super PAC. The campaign instead relied on a record-breaking number of small, individual contributions. On July 12, 2016, Sanders formally endorsed Clinton against her Republican general election opponent Donald Trump, while urging his supporters to continue the “political revolution” his campaign had begun. He established a successor 501(c)4 organization, Our Revolution, to recruit and support candidates for local, state, and national office. He was awarded an Electoral College vote for President of the United States in the 2016 General Election due to a faithless elector from Hawaii.
democracy now interview:
54 min – politics is not about a person.. we don’t transform this country by electing someone to be president.. we transform this country *when millions of people stand up and fight back… that **will result in good leadership on top
love how he insisted .. asking about 2020 election is not the point.. now is the point
Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) tweeted at 9:14 AM – 3 Jan 2017 :
If New York makes public colleges and universities tuition-free, mark my words, state after state will follow. (http://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/816316870286602240?s=17)
Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) tweeted at 10:18 AM – 3 Jan 2017 :
Our job is to encourage every person in this country to get all of the education they can, not to punish them for getting that education. https://t.co/PtReBKXO0J (http://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/816332834008801280?s=17)