Senator Bernie Sanders met with members of the Vermont Rural Water Association to discuss the importance of protecting drinking water supplies across Vermont. Shaun Fielder, Executive Director of the organization, presented Bernie with a letter of thanks for his leadership on rural water needs.
Sen. Bernie Sanders led a discussion with students from Operation Understanding. Operation Understanding is a community-based organization designed to train young people in cross-cultural leadership and to promote dialogue between the African-American and Jewish communities.
Sen. Bernie Sanders gets a first hand look at the Tesla Electric car, a new vehicle that runs fully on electricity, uses no gasoline and emits no tail-pipe emissions at all. Bernie favors the use of domestic electricity to power cars as an alternative to expensive, polluting gasoline.
Sen. Bernie Sanders met with Katie Sullivan, the 2007 Vermont Teacher of the Year. Ms. Sullivan has been a teacher for 24 years and currently teaches third and fourth grade at Warren Elementary School.
Sen. Bernie Sanders met with a group of students from Arlington Memorial School, a rural high school in Arlington, Vermont. The 12 students are part of the Close Up Foundation, which is an educational organization that brings students to Washington, D.C. to gain a better understanding of the democratic process. Sen. Sanders spoke to the students about the key issues facing our country today and how voting affects their lives.