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Video: Senator Bernie Sanders - Albert Shanker Institute

Published on Mar 2, 2018


The Road to Recovery and Reconstruction

At this moment, with the future of Puerto Rico hanging in the balance, we believe that powerful voices must come together to advocate for the island and its people.

This national conference focused on what needs to be done to rebuild the Puerto Rican economy and its educational system in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.


Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers

COMMENTS during the course of the day:
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass)

Richard Carrión, Jr., managing director, Apex Capital Partners LLC
Martin Guzman, associate research scholar, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; co-chair, Columbia Institute for Policy Dialogue’s Task Force on Debt Restructuring and Sovereign Bankruptcy
Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marie T. Mora, professor of economics and associate vice provost for faculty diversity, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Betty A. Rosa, chancellor, New York State Board of Regents
Aida Díaz Rivera, president, Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico

María “Mayita” Meléndez, mayor of Ponce

Jose Calderón, president, Hispanic Federation


Sanders, Lee and Murphy Introduce Yemen War Powers Resolution

Streamed live 47 minutes ago

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will introduce Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. a bipartisan joint resolution to remove U.S. armed forces from hostilities between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis in Yemen pursuant to the War Powers Resolution. The bill will force the first-ever vote in the Senate to withdraw U.S. armed forces from an unauthorized war.

Bernie Sanders keeps campaign promise in return to Flint, Mich.

Hunter Walker White House Correspondent,Yahoo News•February 27, 2018


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fulfilled a pledge he made during his 2016 presidential campaign and returned to the city of Flint, Mich., on Feb. 25. During his visit to the city, which has not previously been reported, Sanders met with local community members and activists who are dealing with the lead poisoning crisis that has affected the city’s water supply since 2014.

In a statement to Yahoo News, Sanders said the situation remains dire and the government response has been inadequate.

“On my return to Flint this week, I once again saw a community that is economically and socially oppressed and in desperate need of our help. I also saw some beautiful and strong people of all ages working tirelessly to improve that community,” Sanders said, adding, “The impact of the water crisis continues to be enormous, and government at all levels is not doing enough. The work of Pastor Tillman and all those I met in Flint is extraordinary, and I look forward to continuing to work with them.”

Turner told Yahoo News that she and Sanders participated in a private meeting that included Pastor Ezra Tillman of Flint’s First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Tillman’s wife and environmental activist Guy Williams. She said they also held a larger meeting with younger local activists.

“People were crying in those meetings,” said Turner, adding, “So many felt they were used as props in the 2016 election cycle and that most politicians only want to be affiliated with them when there’s cameras, and it was so refreshing to have him back there to have deep meetings about their suffering.”


Video: Bernie Sanders rallies Green Bay!

Feb 24th '18

Twitter Video: Bernie Saying hello to the people in the Milwaukee Public Market.


Photo: Here's your obligatory @BernieSanders chilling at @SRBakeryDSM shot.


Photo: I dunno, everybody. @SenSanders is in Iowa meeting babies today.


Video: Bernie Sanders endorses Jesus "Chuy" Garcia at Chicago rally

Published on Feb 22, 2018

Video: Bernie Sanders joins nurses rally against Janus.

Published on Feb 22, 2018

Senator Sanders addresses NNU's rally against Janus in Chicago
Senator Sanders stands united with nurses against Janus: There is a war going on against the working class of this country led by billionaires who want to cut Medicare and Social Security.

New book by Sen. Bernie Sanders coming in November

The Vermont independent and 2016 presidential contender is working on a new book. The publisher tells The Associated Press in a Wednesday statement that “Where We Go From Here” will be released Nov. 13 by Thomas Dunne Books.

Sanders will focus on how to oppose to President Trump and how to “strengthen the progressive movement.” Sanders’ previous book, “Our Revolution,” told of his 2016 campaign.

His surprisingly strong run against Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primaries made him a national figure and favorite among progressives. He is often mentioned as a possible candidate for 2020.

Thomas Dunne Books is an imprint of St. Martin’s Press.


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