Super busy day for me today so just throwing yet more Sanders related pieces out there to kick things off and then other links will be added in the comments through the day. I Always appreciate your comments/additions/etc!
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will rally supporters with Tom Perriello on Thursday, just days after endorsing the Virginia gubernatorial hopeful.
The two men will campaign at George Mason University in Northern Virginia — a natural fit for Sanders, who won significant support from college students throughout his presidential primary campaign.
The two will talk about addressing inequality and supporting economic growth for working families, Perriello’s campaign said in a release.
Perriello, a former Democratic congressman who lost his seat in 2010 after his outspoken support for ObamaCare, has run an aggressive campaign blasting President Trump and looking to carve out space as the progressive candidate in the Democratic primary against Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.
Sanders pointed to those qualities in his endorsement of Perriello on Tuesday, lauding the former congressman’s support for a $15 minimum wage.
A coalition of eight Senate Democrats — including Vermont’s Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders — sent a letter to the largest Internet providers in America Wednesday requesting specific details on their policies for protecting the privacy of subscribers.
The letter — sent to AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and CenturyLink — was prompted by the recent rollback of Federal Communication Commission’s broadband privacy rules passed by congressional Republicans last week and signed by President Donald Trump on Monday.
Congressional Republicans invoked the Congressional Review Act to repeal the rules, which passed during the tail end of President Barack Obama’s tenure. The rules, which passed last October and were set to go into effect late this year, required Internet providers to get consent from Americans before sharing or selling sensitive information like browsing history, web application use and location details.
“We strongly disagree with the CRA resolution, and believe that broadband providers should follow strong privacy and security rules that give consumers control over how their information is used and shared, as well as confidence their information will be protected,” the senators wrote. “In light of this Congressional action, we write to ask how your company plans to protect the privacy of the millions of Americans who rely on your services to connect to the Internet.”
The Wednesday letter was signed by eight of the most liberal senators in the chamber: Al Franken, D-Minn., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., in addition to Leahy and Sanders.