“He supports marginalized groups & actively endeavors to make all Americans equal despite their race, gender, or wealth. This ideal that Sanders promises to strive for, a society that is truly equal opportunity for American citizens of all walks of life, is particularly appealing to a generation of young activists so dedicated to solving social justice issues such as racism, sexism, & economic inequality.” -Natalie Lifson via The Examiner.
We strongly believe Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who represents our generation & we hope you feel motivated to get out there & vote! Remember, however discouraged you may feel, we have the power to influence change in government. We need each & every individual citizen to speak up on behalf of those issues that are meaningful to us. We have the power to show our voting power & elect someone who will stand up for us, & we have a responsibility to exercise our democratic right to vote. It’s our time!
- He is the only candidate who wants to raise minimum wage to $15.
- In college he was a student leader of the Congress of Racial Equality & was arrested for protesting institutional segregation. His views were cemented in 1963 when he marched on Washington & witnessed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s pivotal “I have a dream” speech. He has the most comprehensive policy on racial justice.
- He is an enthusiastic advocate for women. He has consistently voted pro-choice & for the availability of contraception. He has long fought to protect women from domestic violence & sexual abuse, & promotes equal pay in the workforce.
- He has been consistent in his belief that the LGBTQ community deserves equal rights, & has supported them long before it was politically expedient to do so.
- He believes that the US squanders far too many resources on over-incarceration & misguided crime policies, & that this money could be better spent providing education, training, & jobs to those who might otherwise get lost in the criminal justice system. Bernie also advocates for police reform through increased transparency & accountability, as well as the demilitarization of America’s police forces.
- He wants to decriminalize marijuana.
- He wants universal healthcare for all.
- He believes all public colleges & universities should be tuition free.
- He is an advocate of animal welfare & ensuring animals’ humane treatment. He has co-sponsored several pieces of legislation to protect the interests of animals.
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