Following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), will host a town hall Monday night examining the consequences of leaving the deal for U.S. security interests in the Middle East and beyond.
Sanders will be joined by regional, security, and nonproliferation experts to discuss the implications of that decision. They will discuss how after nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, Trump’s decision to pull out of the deal moves the U.S. closer to yet another conflict in the Middle East. And at a time when the United States spends more on defense than the next 10 countries combined, Sanders and his panel will consider alternatives to the hawkish Washington foreign policy establishment that remains committed to never-ending military interventions.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) ripped White House security adviser John Bolton over his role in US going to war in Iraq while criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal.
A new five-part series from Vermont PBS that explores what makes Vermont a trailblazing progressive force that impacts the entire country. Explore the character of the ‘Brave Little State’ of Vermont and the shared values that matter most to Vermonters, regardless of party affiliation. Although it may be one of the smallest states, Vermont was the first to abolish slavery and legalize civil union, and boasted two presidential candidates and two high profile senators.
With public support for unions at 61 percent, the highest in 15 years, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and their colleagues in the Senate and House are introducing legislation that would strengthen the middle class by restoring workers’ rights to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions. The legislation has been endorsed by virtually every major union in America.
Tuesday, April 26 U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders received the Public Citizen’s Golden Boot Award in recognition of his career long commitment to fighting corporate power and holding government accountable.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hosted a special presentation and dialogue with Vermont students about employability in Vermont. As part of the presentation, several Vermont employers including Benoit Electric, GW Plastics, and Chroma Technologies presented about the opportunities that their companies offered young Vermont jobseekers, and their skill sets and trades aligned closely with many of the programs and values taught at CVCC.
As part of the presentation, Senator Sanders opened the floor for questions and discussion about what young people need to find good-paying jobs in Vermont. The students raised excellent points, and although there is much work to be done to improve access to employment in Vermont, there was a sense of excitement in the room about the job possibilities across Vermont:
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who galvanized the progressive movement during his presidential primary contest with Democrat Hillary Clinton, has endorsed Democrat Greg Edwards in his bid to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress.
Sanders described Edwards, a community organizer, as working “tirelessly” to promote “justice in health care, education and economic dignity throughout the Lehigh Valley,” according to a statement forwarded by Edwards’ campaign.
“From his work in the nonprofit sector to his practice of nonviolent direct action, Greg is a proven progressive leader who has had the courage to speak out and fight for those left behind,” said Sanders of Vermont. “…He brings with him the courage to fight for what’s right, the vision to build an America that works for all of us, and the experience to represent his district.”
Edwards, who is competing against five other Democrats in the 7th District, has often echoed Sanders mantra of debt-free education, universal pre-Kindergarten, Meidcare for All and a higher minimum. Edwards was endorsed last week by the Congressional Progressive Caucus which counts Sanders, now an independent, as a member.
In a statement, Edwards said he was “humbled and honored” by the endorsement and sees him as “a colleague ready to fight alongside him to restore power to the people.”
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