We need policies that bring us together, that take on the greed of Wall Street, the greed of corporate AmericaSanders says he can win over Trump supporters by channeling 'legitimate' anger Dec 27, 2015
Experience is important, but it is not the only thingBernie Sanders at town hall: Experience 'not the only thing' Jan 26, 2016
If a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to existSanders announces aggressive Wall Street plan Jan 05, 2016
Raids are not the answer. We cannot continue to employ inhumane tactics involving rounding up and deporting tens of thousands of immigrant families to address a crisis that requires compassion and humane solutionsSen. Bernie Sanders urges end to 'inhumane' deportation raids Jan 07, 2016
At a time when millions of Americans cannot afford to purchase the prescription drugs they require, we need a leader at the FDA who is prepared to stand up to the drug companiesSanders says Obama's pick to head FDA will serve drug companies, not Americans Jan 26, 2016
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives. Sanders also served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont.
Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist, and has praised European social democracy. He is the first person elected to the U.S. Senate to identify as a socialist. Sanders caucuses with the Democratic Party and is counted as a Democrat for the purposes of committee assignments, but because he does not belong to a formal political party, he appears as an independent on the ballot. He was also the only independent member of the House during much of his service there.
Sanders, the son of Jewish Polish immigrants to the United States, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn and later attended the University of Chicago, graduating with a B.A. in political science in 1964. After graduating from college, Sanders spent time on an Israeli kibbutz, an experience which shaped his political views. In 1964, Sanders moved to Vermont, where he worked as a carpenter, filmmaker, writer and researcher, among other jobs.