Senator Bernie Sanders joined a bipartisan delegation from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on a tour of Greenland to study the impact of global warming. Following their trip, chairman of the committee Barbara Boxer held a press conference to discuss the need for comprehensive legislation to address climate change. Senators Sanders and Boxer are the lead sponsors of the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act, which calls for reducing emissions by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
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Senator Bernie Sanders met with Vermont members of the American Legion Boys Nation and American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation. These organizations help teach youth to understand, comprehend, and appreciate their roles as United States citizens.
Also attending the meeting were 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.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Katy Sartwell of Highgate Falls and Hannah Clark of Shoreham, president and vice president of the Vermont chapter of FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) to discuss issues facing dairy farms in Vermont. The national FFA organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
On Saturday, July 21st Senator Sanders joined thousands of fans for the premiere of the new Simpson's movie in Springfield, Vermont. Below the Senator joins Marge, Homer and Maggie for a quick photo. The Senator is also seen delivering his remarks while Page McConnell of the former band Phish plays the keyboard. A good time was had by all.
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