Organized by the Vermont Workers' Center - Jobs With Justice.
Senator Sanders led a panel made up of CWA President Larry Cohen, VT NEA President Angelo Dorta, VT UPV-AFT President Jen Henry, and Angela DiGiulio, Student Labor Action Project. The discussion was about "Building A Movement For Workers Rights, Livable Wages and Universal Healthcare".
Senator Sanders was happy to provide Vermont Governor James Douglas the opportunity to testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, of which he is a member. This was an important bipartisan meeting and a start to congressional efforts to reverse the disastrous EPA decision to deny California's waiver request. These pictures are of Senator Sanders, and Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer of California, greeting the governor prior to the hearing.
Homeless shelters are running out of beds. Food banks have depleted their supplies. Many elderly and poor people are in danger of going cold in their homes because the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is running out of funds to help pay record-high heating bills. And very many of these are working people! "In other words, in Vermont and all over this country, a significant and growing number of our people are hungry, cold and homeless," Senator Bernie Sanders said at a press conference Thursday at his office in Burlington. "There is a level of desperation not seen in many years."
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December 5th, Senator Sanders attended the 43rd annual Capital Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. This year the tree, a 55 foot balsam fir, came from the Green Mountain National Forest, near Bennington Vermont.
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