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Senator Bernie Sanders: Progressive Champion

Who is Senator Bernie Sanders?

Senator Bernie SandersVermont Senator Bernie Sanders is an independent member of Congress, and a champion of progressive reform. Philosophically, he is a Democratic Socialist.

Does the word “socialist” scare you? That depends on how easy you scare. Sanders is interested in preventing big money from controlling U.S. politics. (Hmm, that sounds like preserving democracy.)

Although Senator Sanders does not belong to a formal political party, he caucuses with the Democratic Party. His political priorities include:

  • Restoration of the shrinking middle class
  • Reversal of global warming
  • Universal health care
  • Affordable education
  • Fair trade policies

Senator Sanders serves on five U.S. Senate committees:

  • Budget
  • Veterans
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Sanders chairs the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Visit the Bernie Sanders website to learn more about this hard-working senator.

Be an Objective Voter

In order to be an objective voter, you must put on your critical-thinking cap. You must be knowledgeable of the various sides of any political issue. So. Be sure to include Senator Bernie Sanders as one of your sources of political information.

You don’t have to agree with Sanders. But you will appreciate that he clearly makes his point. You will have a better grasp of the big picture, and his perspective will give you food-for-further-thought.

Senator Bernie Sanders Video

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

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