A group of about 30 sixth grade students and teachers from Dover Elementary School in Vermont met with the Vermont congressional delegation on the steps of the United States Capitol to discuss current affairs in Washington and to gain a better understanding of Congress. The students chose Washington, D.C. as the destination point for their graduation trip.
Senator Sanders spent Saturday hosting three town meetings in Vermont where he listened to local concerns, many of which regarded the current state of the economy. The meetings were held in Norwich, Bradford, and Danville.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with six Vermont members of the National Young Leaders Conference, which brings high school students from around the country to Washington, D.C. as part of the group's commitment to gaining a better understanding of the political process. Pictured from left to right are Stephen Durkee (Hartford High School), Tiffanie DeRosia (Springfield High School), Megan Irons (Fair Haven Union High School), Lauren Liddy (Hartford High School), Senator Sanders, Ashley Fountain (Springfield High School), and Nick Buchor (Bellows Falls Union High School).
Senator Bernie Sanders chaired a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington. The hearing sought to address the working conditions faced by tomato farm workers of Immokalee, Florida. To learn more about this situation, click