Recently, Bernie Sanders announced his run for president. However, Sanders does understand the problems of America today better than any other candidate: climate change, an entrenched oligarchy which hoards opportunity, racial and gender inequality, and disastrous foreign wars. No politician has been as consistent on these major policy issues over the years as Sanders. As a University of Chicago undergraduate in the 60s, Bernie was arrested during a peaceful protest against segregated schools. He was also against the war in Iraq in , foreseeing its pointless death and destruction. In , he stood up for gay soldiers at a time when half of Americans thought that homosexuality, let alone gay marriage, should be illegal.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has inspired nation’s youth
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The state ordered utility companies to implement rolling blackouts Saturday because of the heatwave and high demand. Public Safety. Backers of police reform launch campaign for San Diego oversight ballot measure. A long-sought independent review board with subpoena power to look into complaints of police misconduct will go before voters as Measure B. Crews battle small vegetation fire in Palomar Mountain. Disparities in how police agencies collect use-of-force data complicates training, reform efforts. All police agencies use force, but not all police agencies track when and how that force is used the same way.
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I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 35 years ago, when I was 4 years old. But the time has come for real change. We need policy, not platitudes. Because of inconsistent access to affordable insurance and insulin, the damage to my kidneys is so extensive that I'm applying for a transplant. I can personally attest to the outrageous cost of all of the supplies necessary for diabetics to stay alive. Their CEOs and lobbyists make millions while folks like me die due to inability to afford consistent, quality care for chronic conditions.
Just a week earlier, two canvassers for Bernie Sanders had shown up at our door with flyers. But in the days leading up to Super Tuesday, when our state of California hosted its primary, I watched him grow more and more agitated about the possibility of Joe Biden, a candidate who was not progressive enough for either of us, becoming the nominee. But the promise of compromise and collaboration is what attracted so many of my friends to Warren in the first place. They saw her willingness to work with others as a strength, and grew frustrated trying to explain to their husbands why they thought this pragmatic, measured approach was a better way to meet many of the same goals. Sanders and Warren voters seemed to be divided on a macro level as well. According to Washington Post reporting on Super Tuesday exit polls, while both men and women were more likely to vote for Sanders than for Warren, Sanders consistently received a greater share of his votes from men than Warren did. Warren consistently got more votes from women. Such a pattern is not visible among Biden voters. When he voted for Sanders, even though he told me he still thought Warren would make the best president, I felt an irrational sense of abandonment.