Who is Bernie Sanders?

Dear Editor:

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is running for president of the United States on the Democratic Party line. 

Bernie Sanders fought for civil rights in the 1960s, getting arrested while doing so.  He worked to desegregate housing at the University of Chicago and took part in the March on Washington in 1963. Senator Sanders has spent his career in public office fighting for working people regardless of the political climate.  He led the opposition to the Iraq War in 2002 and spoke out against the destructive elements of the 1994 Crime Bill.  Bernie Sanders is on the right side of the issues, even when its not popular to do so.   

Bernie Sanders is fighting for campaign finance reform and an and to corporate welfare. Sanders is pushing to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour for all workers.  He supports a Medicare-for-all, single-payer healthcare system. Sanders has introduced legislation to ban private prisons and he is fighting for criminal justice reform. Bernie Sanders is fighting for tuition-free public colleges for all Americans. 

Senator Bernie Sanders has been endorsed by Michelle Alexander, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Spike Lee, Dr. Cornel West, Former NAACP President, Shaun King, and many others. He has the support of local activists in Buffalo including Katrinna Martin-Bordeaux and Jim Anderson.  Sanders has also been endorsed by Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant.

Go to Berniesanders.com to learn more about the program Senator Sanders is proposing for our country.  If you would like to get involved with the local campaign, you can stop in at the Bernie Sanders Buffalo field office at 404 Amherst Street, Buffalo, 14207.  You can reach us by phone at 716-221-4276 and by email at Buffaloforbernie@gmail.com

Vote Bernie Sanders for Democratic Presidential nominee on April 19th!

-Buffalo For Bernie Sanders Campaign