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  • Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers

    Low-paid government contract workers rallied Wednesday outside the White House as part of a one-day strike for better pay. “We cannot stand by and do nothing while the income of the average middle-class family has gone down by more than $5,000 since 1999,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said. The biggest employer of low-wage workers in America is not Wal-Mart, not McDonalds, but the United States government, Rep. Keith Ellison said at the rally.

  • Citizen Koch

    The Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United opened the floodgates for unlimited, unregulated campaign spending by corporations and wealthy individuals. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ted Deutch proposed a constitutional amendment to undo the disastrous decision. They spoke on Sept. 17 with People for the American Way President Michael Keegan, Public Citizen President Rob Weissman, The Nation’s John Nichols and documentary filmmaker Tia Lessin. The forum on how the Citizens United ruling has changed the American political landscape concluded with a presentation of “Citizen Koch” by the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin.

  • Solar City

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell, Rutland Mayor Chris Louras, and Rutland Police Chief James Baker spoke at GMP's Solar City event about how the company's solar initiatives are helping the city become a model for the country.

  • Comprehensive Care for Veterans

    Senator Bernie Sanders, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Veteran Affairs Committee, held a press conference in Burlington with the Director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center, Deborah Amdur. They discussed the excellent comprehensive care being provided to Vermont veterans by the VA and asked veterans to call 1-866-687-8387 to get more information about benefits. Before the press conference, the Senator and Director Amdur toured the soon to be opened new VA Community Based Outreach Clinic in Burlington, which will open on Lakeside Avenue this October.

  • Cutting Edge Healthcare for Veterans

    Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders today joined the Department of Veterans Affairs at an exhibit of cutting-edge medical technology that is improving treatment and expanding access to care for million veterans throughout the country.
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