BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the incoming chairman of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on Tuesday will give a major speech at the U.S. Capitol on the state of America’s working class and how we address the existing crises.
“Before we can effectively go forward in terms of economic policy, it’s necessary to know where we are at,” Sanders said. “And for working families in this country, the situation is not good. At a time of unprecedented income and wealth inequality, real inflation-adjusted weekly wages for the average American worker are lower today than they were 50 years ago. Over 60% of American workers are living paycheck to paycheck, 85 million are uninsured or underinsured, nearly 600,000 are homeless and millions are unable to afford housing, childcare or higher education.
“Now is the time for Congress – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – to have the courage to take on the lobbyists and powerful special interests and show the American people that our government can work for them, and not just the 1%,” Sanders said.
What: Sanders to Give “State of the Working Class” Speech
When: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7:00 p.m. ET, Doors Open at 5 p.m. ET
Where: Capitol Visitor’s Center, The Congressional Auditorium, Room CVC 200, First St NE, Washington, DC 20515
Details: The event will also be livestreamed at twitter.com/SenSanders and at https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders.