“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Chicago, March 25, 1966 — Medical Committee for Human Rights) Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-3) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-7) were all among the original co-sponsors of HR-676 when Conyers first introduced the bill in February 2003. Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) joined them in December 2005. Rep. Jim Clyburn (SC-6) signed up as a co-sponsor in April 2008. All five are members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The CBC provides core support for HR-676, 38 out of 47 … Continue reading →
‘Help Us Create The Nation’ We Want, Bernie Sanders Tells Grads in Speech
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to his home borough of Brooklyn Tuesday to deliver Brooklyn College’s commencement speech, entering the stage to rousing chants of “Bernie.”
Though he never mentioned President Trump by name, Sanders decried the current administration — which he called an “oligarchy” set on stripping 23 million people of their health care coverage, decimating Medicaid, de-funding Planned Parenthood and laying waste to supportive resources like food stamps, afterschool programs and Pell grants to help middle class families pay for college.
He called on the more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students getting their diplomas inside the Barclays Center alongside him to put all their efforts into turning the nation in the right direction.
“My message to you is very simple: think big, not small, and help us create the nation that we all know we can become,” he said.
The Independent senator, who was born and raised in Brooklyn and attended Midwood’s P.S. 197, Sheepshead Bay’s James Madison High School and Brooklyn College in 1959, which he attended briefly before transferring to the University of Chicago, was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his “groundbreaking career in politics, visionary approach to public policy and higher education, dedication to civic welfare and commitment to equality.”
A Full Transcript Of Bernie’s Speech
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Thank you Wikileaks – now we know that: Annually the DNC spends millions on election integrity/voter rights – MORE than all the groups that also work on elections COMBINED ELECTION BUDGETS – THE DNC has VIRTUALLY nothing to show for how they have spent our money for more honest elections/ensuring voter rights. We are actually much worse off after 20 Years of their efforts. Pathetic. Wikileaks DNC document dump shows confirmation of illegal online posting in CA by the DNC/HRC campaign. From: BrinsterJ@dnc.org To: Comm_D@dnc.org Date: 2016-04-24 11:54 Subject: RE: FNS 4-24-16 … and the money quote is: “Yes, Super … Continue reading →