Senator Bernie Sanders met with members of the National Farmers Union to discuss legislation that would help small family farms in Vermont and around the country. Senator Sanders was presented the Golden Triangle Award for outstanding leadership on issues affecting rural America.
Bernie spoke at the annual meeting of the Vermont State Employees Association on Saturday. Here he is pictured with Ed Stanak, outgoing VSEA President. Congratulations to new VSEA President, Bill Harkness.
Bernie marched in the Northfield Labor Day Parade with friends from the VT Space Education Program including young Dyson Lord from Fayston.
He also took a number of photographs of various organizations that participated in the parade.
Coming off a week long tour of Vermont and listening to local leaders discuss Vermont's economy and infrastructure needs, Sen. Sanders hosted a town meeting in Derby Line, VT on the economic and social impact of long lines and sometimes hours-long delays at checkpoints along the border of the U.S. and Canada. Invited was Border Protection Assistant Commissioner Thomas Winkowski to see the situation firsthand.
Each of the panelists took their turn describing the issues that have arisen due to tightening border security. These were followed by a long question and answer period where local town members were able to express their frustrations and ask pointed questions on what is going to be done about this very contentious issue.
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Vermonters involved in shaping their communities’ future took part this past week in a series of listening sessions hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders. At the first session in Lyndon, the Caledonian-Record said Sanders came to hear concerns of people in the Northeast Kingdom and “he got an earful.” Later in the week, the Bennington Banner reported that at another session, “Sanders got an earful.”
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