U.S. Senator for Vermont and candidate for President of the United States
U.S. Senator for Vermont and candidate for President of the United States
Our job: put as much pressure as possible on Republican leaders to take action to help the American people right now.
I don’t have to tell anybody that these are really crazy times. But we cannot lose sight of the fact that we have a global climate crisis. And we cannot allow Congress to pass an outrageous $740 billion defense budget while neglecting the needs of our people.
I’m endorsing @julieolivertx 's campaign for Congress because she is unafraid to take on the powerful and the wealthy. As someone who grew up in poverty, she knows the struggle working Texans face each and every day. At only 17, Julie became a single mother and depended on Medicaid and other government assistance programs to help care for her daughter while she was attending college. Because of those programs, she was able to go on to law school. Julie’s story is the story of so many people in our country and in her district, one of struggle and perseverance. Julie has refused to take any PAC money to fund her campaign, and knows that we must fight to overhaul our campaign finance system. She knows that until our congress members stop accepting big checks from oil and gas companies, we’ll never truly tackle climate change. And having lived in Texas her whole life, Julie knows the toll a broken immigration system takes on a community. She is committed to fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, halting family separation and treating all people with dignity and respect. In Congress, she will take on the economic establishment, fight corporate interests and push for a Green New Deal. But, most importantly, she will lead the movement to finally guarantee health care as a human right. After working for 15 years in the health care finance world, Julie saw firsthand how health care companies prioritize their bottom line over people. In a state with a growing coronavirus outbreak and the highest uninsured rate in the country, electing Julie to Congress will send a clear message that Texans are ready for Medicare for All. The people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District need Julie fighting for them in Congress, and I’m proud to support her grassroots campaign.
@paulajeanwv2020 will be a senator who stands up to the political and economic establishment, and puts the working class first. I’m proud to endorse her grassroots campaign. As the daughter and the granddaughter of coal miners, she understands deeply the desperate situation so many West Virginia families find themselves in. She will work tirelessly to ensure the people of Appalachia are treated with dignity. She will lead the charge for clean water and good-paying jobs for all. She understands that we must bridge the gap for families with long histories in the coal mining industry, and that we must support them as we transition to clean energy alternatives. While West Virginians struggle to make ends meet, she has seen firsthand from her families’ experiences the toll a broken economy takes on the health of a community. She will fight to guarantee health care as a human right. She understands that a Medicare for All single payer system will not only dramatically improve the quality of life of every West Virginian, but it will support small businesses struggling to provide for their employees. Paula Jean is unafraid to take on the greed and corruption of the world’s biggest corporations, including holding accountable the pharmaceutical companies who flooded West Virginia with drugs they knew were dangerous and addictive. She knows that the devastation caused to countless families from the opioid epidemic requires investing in substance abuse services and ensuring that families have access to high quality mental health services. It’s hard to overestimate the power of Paula Jean becoming West Virginia’s next senator. If a strong progressive like her represented a state with one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, it would be a significant moment in our fight to transform our country so it works for all of us. I need Paula Jean in the Senate with me, and I hope the people of West Virginia will support her.
Congratulations to the many Native Americans and advocates who struggled to defeat this terrible pipeline, which should never have been built. We must end our dependence on fossil fuels and stop putting corporate profits over Native American rights. The struggle continues.
“We need elected leaders who are going to stand for what is morally right. Who are going to stand up for humanity. That, at the end of the day, is what people in the community." – @arati4congress
Today I want to wish everybody a happy Fourth of July weekend. I hope that today, we take a look at where we have come from as a nation, the good and the bad, and where we want to go together in the future.
I am proud to endorse Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman’s campaign for re-election. Bonnie has always been a strong, progressive voice in the fight for the needs of working families. She understands that health care is a human right and the importance of a Medicare for All, single payer program to cover every American. She wants to create millions of good paying jobs, and rebuild our infrastructure and energy systems. She has been one of Donald Trump’s strongest opponents in Congress and her voice is an important one in Washington as we push forward with the important work of making a more fair and just America for everyone.
We need progressive leaders like @booker4ky running for office, all over the country, at every level of government. That is how we carry on our movement to build a nation that is based on justice.
This is a major victory for reproductive rights. The Supreme Court has confirmed it over and over again: the decision to get an abortion is a constitutional right, whether extremist Republican legislators like it or not.
When we say we have a rigged economy, that means billionaires getting richer during a pandemic while millions of people lose their jobs every week.
What Eugene Debs was about was changing public consciousness. That’s what we have to do today. We must say: we don’t accept a $740 billion defense budget, we don’t accept Americans dying because they can’t afford a doctor, we don’t accept people living without clean water.
What Tuesday’s election showed us is that the progressive movement is strong. Together, we are effectively taking on big-money interests and the political establishment and transforming American politics. Let’s keep fighting.
Kentucky voters, be sure to postmark your ballot or vote in-person today. Let’s help Charles Booker take on Mitch McConnell and continue the fight for justice for all. Find your polling location at sos.ky.gov/elections/Pages/Polling-Locations.
New York: today is Election Day! Be sure to vote for these strong progressives who will help us transform the country into one that works for all, not just billionaires. Find your voting location at voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.
Tomorrow, Kentuckians have a chance to continue the work we started. Together, we can achieve Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and justice for all. Let’s send @booker4ky to Congress.
Trump expected tens and tens of thousands of people to show up for him in Tulsa. Only 6,200 did. I think there may be a sea change taking place around the country and people are catching on to the fraud that Donald Trump is.
TONIGHT: join me for a screening of "The Revolutionist," a film on the life and times of Eugene Debs, with a panel discussion featuring John Nichols and Danny Glover. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight at live.berniesanders.com.