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Fri May 22, 2015, 08:31 PM

 

Bernie! "Our Independent Voice for ___________"

Our independent voice for seniors, workers, children, LGBT, minorities, everyone.

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Bernie Sanders on the issues:

Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)

Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record:
Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 93% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)

ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)

http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/bernie_sanders.htm#Civil_Rights

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Reply Bernie! "Our Independent Voice for ___________" (Original post)
NYC_SKP May 2015 OP
rhett o rick May 2015 #1
merrily May 2015 #2
NYC_SKP May 2015 #16
JDPriestly May 2015 #3
JDPriestly May 2015 #4
NYC_SKP May 2015 #5
delrem May 2015 #6
hootinholler May 2015 #8
NYC_SKP May 2015 #10
sabrina 1 May 2015 #7
hootinholler May 2015 #14
Jefferson23 May 2015 #9
rhett o rick May 2015 #11
NYC_SKP May 2015 #12
rhett o rick May 2015 #13
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #15
Iwillnevergiveup May 2015 #17
Iwillnevergiveup May 2015 #18
NYC_SKP May 2015 #19
jwirr May 2015 #20
sadoldgirl May 2015 #21

Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:00 PM

1. Those of us that support Sen Sanders have nothing to say but he is the people's candidate. nm

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:25 PM

2. He also voted against the Patriot Act in 2001, which was harder

politically than voting against the reauthorization several years after 911, and after the SCOTUS had already declared parts of the Patriot Act unconstitutional.

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/patriotact20012006senatevote.shtml

For example, in the Senate in 2001, Russ Feingold stood alone against the Patriot Act. In the reauthorization vote, 9 other Senators joined him in voting nay.

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Response to merrily (Reply #2)

Sun May 24, 2015, 10:46 AM

16. We're gonna need a bigger list!

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:27 PM

3. Thanks. Great list.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:33 PM

4. Good resource. Interesting facts.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #4)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:35 PM

5. Top scores on LGBT, Minorities, Women's Rights, Civil Rights. Impressive.

 

I hadn't looked at his OnTheIssues page until today.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 12:09 AM

6. That's ... just ... impressive.

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Response to delrem (Reply #6)

Sat May 23, 2015, 06:48 AM

8. It's also incomplete

Voted against the patriot act in 2001
Voted against welfare reform in 199?
Voted against Graham-Leach-Bliley in 1999 (repeal of Glass-Steagle)

I'm sure there are other votes not on the list, these are 3 missing off the top of my head.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #8)

Sat May 23, 2015, 09:06 AM

10. Thanks, there are quite a few more. End Citizens United legislation fer example!

 

The On The Issues page isn't very current.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is renewing his efforts to rid the country of Citizens United by introducing a new constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Courtís decision.

The amendment states:

SECTION 1. Whereas the right to vote in public elections belongs only to natural persons as citizens of the United States, so shall the ability to make contributions and expenditures to influence the outcome of public elections belong only to natural persons in accordance with this Article.

SECTION 2. Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to restrict the power of Congress and the States to protect the integrity and fairness of the electoral process, limit the corrupting influence of private wealth in public elections, and guarantee the dependence of elected officials on the people alone by taking actions which may include the establishment of systems of public financing for elections, the imposition of requirements to ensure the disclosure of contributions and expenditures made to influence the outcome of a public election by candidates, individuals, and associations of individuals, and the imposition of content neutra limitations on all such contributions and expenditures.

SECTION 3. Nothing in this Article shall be construed to alter the freedom of the press.


http://www.politicususa.com/2015/01/21/bernie-sanders-files-constitutional-amendment-overturn-citizens-united.html

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 12:48 AM

7. Always right on the major issues. If we had had more Dems like Bernie, imagine

how many anti Constitutional Bills, such as the Patriot Act, would not have passed, how many wars we would not be involved in.

How many more students could have gone to college.

How many more jobs there would have been for America's Workers.

There would be no Secret Trade Bills.

And if he wins, he will not appoint anyone to the SC who does not support overturning CU.

Probably the best candidate we have had in a long time.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #7)

Sat May 23, 2015, 08:17 PM

14. On CU litmus test

The Harrow candidate came out with the same position shortly after Bernie said that.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 07:59 AM

9. Highly recommend. +1.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 11:07 AM

11. Interesting that Clinton's supporters are trying desperately to say that Clinton is the

 

same on most issues. Apparently Sen Sanders is the benchmark.

Of course Clinton isn't the same on many important issues. While Sen Sanders clearly supports the 99%, Clinton supports and has ties to the big corporations like, Monsanto, Goldman-Sachs*, Walmart, HSBC, etc.

*Goldman-Sachs is probably looking forward to the next great bank default heist.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #11)

Sat May 23, 2015, 11:35 AM

12. Sanders vs Clinton on Womens' Rights, LGBT Rights, Civil Rights:

 

Should be it's own OP, a side by side on these three issues alone.

Sanders:

Rated 93% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)

Clinton:

Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 96% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)

http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/bernie_sanders.htm
http://www.ontheissues.org/Hillary_Clinton.htm

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #12)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:35 PM

13. Thanks for that. This is the amunition we need when Clinton supporters try to

 

convince us that she is as good a candidate as Sen Sanders, who is obviously the benchmark.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 08:34 PM

15. He is one of a kind. A politician with the guts to do what he says.

All politicians can talk the talk, but how many can walk the walk? Bernie has a stellar voting record.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 09:58 PM

17. THANK YOU, NYC_SKP

Love Bernie even more. DAYUM!



These are smilies usually reserved for Salmonchantedevening.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 10:03 PM

18. Forget Josh Duggar

Let's rec and kick this one up much, much more over the long weekend.
Good info here.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #18)

Sun May 24, 2015, 10:05 PM

19. Thanks, that f'n Duggar family has buried anything of national political import.

 

Enough is enough.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 10:06 PM

20. K&R

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 10:08 PM

21. And outside of EW

he asked for the big banks to be broken up.

I have not heard other Democratic candidates
to propose that.

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