Senator Sanders met with students and their parents from the Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. The students were selected for the 2008 Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards. These awards are given to students who compete in a science competition in which they select an existing technology and predict how it might look in the year 2023. The students (from left to right) are Shirlee Wohl, Tim Reichert, and April Burbank.
A group of students from the U32 High School in Montpelier, Vermont met with the Vermont congressional delegation on the steps of the United States Capitol to discuss the key issues facing our country today.
Senator Sanders joined General Michael Dubie, members and family of the Vermont National Guard on Friday at Camp Johnson in Colchester. Below the Senator is seen speaking with Vermont National Guard members, addressing the crowd and "breaking ground" at the site of the new Vermont National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial.
Burger King and a farm workers organization reached agreement to boost wages and improve conditions for Florida tomato pickers. The fast-food giant joins McDonald's and Taco Bell owner Yum Brands, which already have similar deals with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Senator Bernie Sanders, who visited Florida last winter, hosted a Capitol press conference to announce the agreement. “What I saw shocked me,” he said. “I saw hopelessness among workers that I had never seen before in the U.S. I saw people making pathetically low wages. I saw people living in terrible housing conditions paying extremely high rents, while others were unable to access health care. Ironically, on the day that I was in Immokalee, another indictment on slavery charges was issued. In a nation where millions of workers are seeing their wages decline and where we are involved in a tragic race to the bottom, I saw that bottom.”
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