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Bernie Sanders in a series of town hall meetings, Plaistow and other NH communities

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits Plaistow and other southern New Hampshire communities Sunday in a series of “town hall meetings” to be held through Monday.

In Plaistow, Sanders will be joined by local leaders as he hosts a meeting “to discuss the major issues facing our country,” according to an e-invitation from New Hampshire for Bernie. The visit is scheduled for noon, Sunday, at Timberlane Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Doors open at 11 a.m.

“We know that when voters hear Bernie's message about the importance of fighting Wall Street corruption, expanding Social Security and defending women's rights, many of them decide to join our movement,” a New Hampshire for Bernie spokesperson said. “Together, we're building a powerful movement in New Hampshire to win the primary and create substantial change for all of us.”

Other visits in New Hampshire this weekend by Sanders include a roundtable meeting in Londonderry Sunday morning, prior to the stop in Plaistow. Later, Sanders will stop in Newmarket Sunday afternoon and in Manchester Monday evening.

http://www.whav.net/cms/bernie-sanders-stumps-in-plaistow-sunday/

Something Extraordinary

On the next to last day of 2015, Bernie Sanders campaigned Wednesday through southeastern Iowa.

His packed schedule had him crisscrossing a corner of the state where precinct caucuses one month from now will kick off the presidential nominating process. A blip on the political radar when his campaign began last April 30, Sanders eight months lateris now closing in on Hillary Clinton in Iowa. He is leading in New Hampshire, where the first primary election will be held. And he has growing support in national polls, including many that show him faring better than any Democratic candidate against real estate tycoon Donald Trump and other Republican White House hopefuls.

Sanders began the day in Davenport at a meeting with editors of the Quad-City Times. He then headed to a campaign field office in Burlington, where he was greeted by the mayor and four of his predecessors. Sanders, whose own public service career began as a mayor in the 1980s, invited his counterparts to visit his hometown of Burlington, Vermont. LaterWednesday, at a middle school in Keokuk, the senator spoke to about 500 people. And as the short winter day turned to nighttime, more than 800 supporters turned out to hear Sanders speak Wednesday night at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

At the last stop, he talked about health care and why he supports a Medicare-for-all system to provide better care at less cost to all Americans.

On his way into the speech, a headline in a newspaper left sitting on a table caught his eye. The story about Joseph Cyrus, a 77-year-old man from Missouri. Cyrus had turned himself in to police a few days after the robbery. He pleaded guilty on Nov. 10, according to the Springfield News-Leader. The reason he committed the crime, he told the court at his sentencing hearing, was to get access to health care in the federal prison system.

At Ottumwa and other stops during a three-day campaign swing, Sanders also called for creating millions of good-paying jobs rebuilding roads and bridges, raising the minimum wage, pay equity for women, strengthened Social Security, better health care, lower prices for prescription drugs, trade policies that benefit working families and closing tax loopholes that let profitable corporations avoid taxes. Sanders also called for a new tax on Wall Street speculation to make public colleges and universities tuition-free.

“I don’t represent corporate America. I don’t represent the billionaire class. We’re not going to have a super PAC,” Sanders said in Ottumwa. “So what the political revolution has already accomplished is that we can run a winning campaign without being dependent on big-money interests,” Sanders said, “and that is extraordinary.”

https://berniesanders.com/something-extraordinary/



Sen.Sanders to Visit Massachusetts

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday returns to Massachusetts. The Democratic Party presidential candidate will hold rallies in Amherst and Worcester. Sanders will discuss a wide range of issues, including getting big money out of politics, combating climate change and making college affordable.

Here is the itinerary:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
1 p.m. Future to Believe In Rally with Bernie Sanders, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, 151 Presidents Dr., Amherst
Information for the public: Doors open at noon. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

5 p.m. Future to Believe In Rally with Bernie Sanders, North High School, 140 Harrington Way, Worcester
Information for the public: Doors open at 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

Press interested in covering these events should email MAPressReg@berniesanders.com.


https://berniesanders.com/press-release/sanders-to-visit-massachusetts-2/

Bernie Sanders: Trump Lies, Lies and Lies Again

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Wednesday after Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, in a speech in Hilton Head, South Carolina, accused Sanders of wanting to raise tax rates to 90 percent:

“It appears that Donald Trump, a pathological liar, simply cannot control himself. He lies, lies and lies again. Today, he repeated his lie that I want to raise taxes to 90 percent. Totally untrue. And PolitiFact gave Trump’s same statement last October a ‘Pants-on-Fire’ rating.

“What is true is that at a time of massive income and wealth inequality billionaires like Trump should pay their fair share of taxes. Unlike Trump, who wants to give huge tax breaks to his fellow billionaires and large multi-national corporations, what we need is real tax reform which asks the very wealthiest people in this country and large, profitable corporations to start paying their fair share of taxes.

“It is absurd that in America today we have multi-national corporations who stash their profits in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens and, in a given year, pay nothing in federal income taxes. It is grossly unfair that there are millionaires in this country who take advantage of all kinds of loopholes and end up paying an effective tax rate lower than a middle-class worker.”


https://berniesanders.com/press-release/trump-lies-lies-and-lies-again/

Bernie Sanders Destroys “Pathological Liar” Trump For Lying About His Tax Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ripped Donald Trump apart after the billionaire lied about the Sanders tax plan.

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It appears that Donald Trump, a pathological liar, simply cannot control himself. He lies, lies and lies again. Today, he repeated his lie that I want to raise taxes to 90 percent. Totally untrue. And PolitiFact gave Trump’s same statement last October a ‘Pants-on-Fire’ rating.

What is true is that at a time of massive income and wealth inequality billionaires like Trump should pay their fair share of taxes. Unlike Trump, who wants to give huge tax breaks to his fellow billionaires and large multi-national corporations, what we need is real tax reform which asks the very wealthiest people in this country and large, profitable corporations to start paying their fair share of taxes.

It is absurd that in America today we have multi-national corporations who stash their profits in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens and, in a given year, pay nothing in federal income taxes. It is grossly unfair that there are millionaires in this country who take advantage of all kinds of loopholes and end up paying an effective tax rate lower than a middle-class worker.

http://www.politicususa.com/2015/12/30/bernie-sanders-destroys-pathological-liar-trump-lying-tax-plan.html

Sanders: Ramadi a Model for Destroying ISIS

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders called the Iraqi army’s recapture of a provincial capital once controlled by Islamic State militants a model for how the United States can support Muslim nations and defeat the terrorist group.

“The goal of U.S. foreign and military policy must be to destroy ISIS, but to do it in a way that does not get American troops involved in perpetual warfare in the Middle East. Our goal must be to establish a strong international coalition – made up of our Muslim allies and major powers such as France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia as well as the United States,” Sanders said at a town-hall meeting here in southeastern Iowa.

“In an area of the world where there is scant good news, we have seen a very positive development in the last few days. Iraqi armed forces, with the support of U.S. air attacks, fought effectively and drove ISIS out of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.


“In fact, in the past year, ISIS has lost 40 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq,” Sanders added.

https://berniesanders.com/press-release/sanders-ramadi-a-model-for-destroying-isis/

Senators from Harlem, Queens endorse Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton

In two districts once believed to be Hillary Clinton strongholds, the state senators from Harlem and Queens — Bill Perkins and James Sanders Jr. — will endorse Bernie Sanders instead, the Daily News has learned exclusively.

The endorsements of local politicians, who often have the best ground operations and better connections with actual voters, are highly coveted in a race like this.

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“We live in the richest country on earth, but a quarter of our children live in poverty,” Perkins told me on Tuesday evening. “We’re proud of our freedoms, but we lock away more people than any other nation on earth.

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“In the Great Recession, families in Southeast Queens lost their homes and their jobs,” Sanders Jr. said. “Across the nation, the savings of families was decimated, especially Black families. Our families still haven’t recovered, but the banks got away scot-free and today, those bankers are richer than ever. I am inspired to join Bernie Sanders’ political revolution, and it’s not just because we share a name. It’s because he wants to end the stranglehold Wall Street has on our economy and our democracy. He wants to break up the big banks and help make working families back on track.”



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-senators-harlem-queens-support-sanders-exclusive-article-1.2480639?cid=bitly

NYT: Cleveland’s Terrible Stain, Tamir Would Be Alive if He Were White

Tamir Rice of Cleveland would be alive today had he been a white 12-year-old playing with a toy gun in just about any middle-class neighborhood in the country on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 2014.

But Tamir, who was shot to death by a white police officer that day, had the misfortune of being black in a poor area of Cleveland, where the police have historically behaved as an occupying force that shoots first and asks questions later. To grow up black and male in such a place is to live a highly circumscribed life, hemmed in by forces that deny your humanity and conspire to kill you.

Those forces hovered over the proceedings on Monday when a grand jury declined to indict Officer Timothy Loehmann in the killing and Timothy McGinty, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, explained why he had asked the grand jurors to not bring charges. Mr. McGinty described the events leading up to Tamir’s death as tragic series of errors and “miscommunications” that began when a 911 caller said a male who was “probably a juvenile” was waving a “probably fake” gun at people in a park.

The fact that those caveats never reached Officer Loehmann — who shot the child within seconds of arriving on the scene — was more than just an administrative misstep. It reflects an utter disregard for the lives of the city’s black residents. That disregard pervades every aspect of this case and begins with the fact that the department failed to even review Officer Loehmann’s work history before giving him the power of life and death over the citizens of Cleveland. Had the department done so, it would have found that Officer Loehmann had quit a suburban police department where he had showed a “dangerous loss of composure” during firearms training and was found to be emotionally unfit for the stress of the job.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/30/opinion/clevelands-terrible-stain.html?_r=0

Bernie Sanders staffs up in Massachusetts, opens state headquarters

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Bernie Sanders’ campaign confirmed to Boston.com the hiring of seniors staff in the Bay State, first reported Tuesday by State House News Service.

Paul Feeney joins the Vermont senator’s Democratic presidential primary campaign as Massachusetts state director. A former Foxborough selectman, Feeney was most recently the legislative director for IBEW Local Union 2222 and the labor director for Rep. Stephen F. Lynch’s unsuccessful 2014 Senate campaign.

The campaign also hired Joe Caiazzo—a Boston-based Democratic strategist, who worked on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2012 campaign—as state communications and political director and Andrew DeStefano—a former financial representative and Massachusetts AFL-CIO communication coordinator—as the campaign’s state field director.

The Sanders campaign is also officially opening their Bernie 2016 Massachusetts headquarters January 2 with an open house event. The new state headquarters are located a 89 Cambridge St. in Charlestown, near the Sullivan Square MBTA station.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/12/29/bernie-sanders-staffs-massachusetts-opens-state-headquarters/dWpPnP8Oc3mMuT1554UovI/story.html

What Happens in Vegas

https://berniesanders.com/what-happens-in-vegas/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=tw12282015

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday delivered a rousing speech to a high-decibel crowd of 3,200 at the Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas. The turnout in southern Nevada surpassed the 2,000 who showed up the night before in Reno.

Sanders called for closing tax loopholes that let the wealthy and profitable corporations avoid taxes. He said it’s time to break up the biggest banks that are too big to fail. He pressed for raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. He said a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care system would provide better care for more people at less cost.

He demanded pay equity for women, an overhaul of the criminal justice system, universal voter registration for everyone 18 and older and free tuition at public colleges and universities.

The rally was the last stop at the end of a day in Las Vegas which included a meeting with veterans, a stop at an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall, and a Women’s Leaders Lunch.

At the home of Erin Bilbray, Sanders won the endorsement of the Democratic National Committee superdelegate. She praised his fight against the corrupting influence of “dark money” in politics that she said poses “the biggest threat to American democracy.”

“Sen. Bernie Sanders has denounced all super PACs and will continue to fight for the future of the middle class,” Bilbray said. “As a mother of two young daughters, their future is my priority, which is why I am endorsing Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.”

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