The governor of Georgia recently signed a law that would outlaw abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant. We are here in Augusta to say: We will not allow states to take away a woman's constitutional right to control her own body.
It's not just Flint. People in Denmark, South Carolina, have not had clean drinking water for more than a decade because the state government pumped a dangerous chemical into the city’s water supply. We are here to demand action.
Can you imagine traveling 20 miles every month to collect clean drinking water? That is what people here in Denmark, South Carolina, have to do because the state government pumped a dangerous chemical into the city’s water supply.
Wonderful lunch in South Carolina speaking with @BernieSanders and @ninaturner and @CornelWest about clean water in America. We must be good stewards of our water tables and fight for clean water as a right for every American!
If I'm elected president, we'll create a national minimum that must be spent per-pupil to educate our kids.
No matter where you live, whether your community’s property values are high or low, your kids' schools will be guaranteed a certain minimum level of education funding.
Bernie’s plan seems like the most aggressive national anti-segregation policy put forward since the 1970s.
“The plan would try to revive the force of the federal government’s efforts in the 1950s and 1960s to end the separation of students by race.”
Thurgood Marshall said that all children have a right “to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens."
In my view, the only way to accomplish that goal is to guarantee every person in our country a quality education as a fundamental human right.
All over America teachers are telling us that they should not have to work two or three jobs just to make ends meet.
When we defeat Trump, we are going require states to pay teachers a solid starting salary, and that includes cost-of-living increases.
The @NAACP has been demanding a ban on for-profit charter schools and a moratorium on federal funding of new charter schools until we can ensure they’re operating with transparency and accountability.
I agree. As president I will institute that ban and implement that moratorium.
Betsy DeVos is the worst Secretary of Education in the modern history of our country. We need an Education Secretary who is a fierce advocate for public education and working class children and works to integrate our schools—not who is doing everything she can to undermine them.
Out of 35 major countries the U.S. ranks 30th in math, 24th in reading, and 19th in science.
Let me be as clear as I can: as the wealthiest country in the history of the world there is no reason we shouldn't have the best education system in the world.
I'm the son of an immigrant who came to this country without a nickel in his pocket.
Our family didn’t have much money, but I was lucky enough to get a good public school education.
The kind of public education I received can and must be a right for every child in America.
Bernie Sanders added,
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I am proud to introduce my Thurgood Marshall Plan for A Quality Public Education for All. Read our plan to transform our education system here: https://berniesanders.com/a-thurgood-marshall-plan-for-public-education/…https://www.pscp.tv/w/b7AO4zMyNzU3OTl8MW1ueGV2d25QUkFLWJ202J_u74YQW1tzW95Mgb5oGiPiMQ61-mHB1ONcGq3y…
Headed down to South Carolina to fight for clean water with @BernieSanders. Clean water is a right for all Americans! We must protect our water supplies against #Fracking, #chemicals and corporate greed and contamination. #feelthebern
It's not an exaggeration to say that banning legal, medically assisted abortion will kill women.
Today we say to the governments of Alabama, Georgia and all the states trying to take away women's constitutional rights: we are not going backwards. We are going forward.
States that had passed a $15 minimum wage four years ago: Zero
States that have passed a $15 minimum wage now:
and today, Connecticut
When people see the justice of an idea, it spreads like fire. #FightFor15
Bernie Sanders added,
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Connecticut just became the fourth state *this year* to pass a $15 minimum wage plan https://www.huffpost.com/entry/connecticut-passes-15-minimum-wage_n_5cdf1e55e4b00e035b8ffa99?0fo…
On this 65th anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education decision, we are going to tear down barriers for black and brown children and create an education system that works for all people, not just the wealthy and powerful.
Donald Trump thinks he can win reelection by dividing us up. I've got news for him. That's not a path toward victory. We will defeat him by doing the opposite – bringing our people together. Join us as we continue to fight for justice in Charlotte, NC:
LGBTQ Americans are still at risk of being fired, evicted and denied services. In the year 2019, that is totally unacceptable.
I am proud to see the House pass the #EqualityAct so that every LGBTQ person in America is protected from discrimination. This is an historic day.
Bernie Sanders added,
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BREAKING: The House of Representatives has passed the historic #EqualityAct.
It’s the first time a chamber of Congress has approved…
As president I will stand with groups like the @NAACP and put a moratorium on federal funding of new charter schools until rules are in place to make sure they are operating with transparency and accountability.
Bernie Sanders takes the stage at his Asheville, NC rally. Local police said they capped enclosed area at 2,000 people, with an overflow of several hundred outside. “The underlying principles of our government will not be greed, will not be hatred, will not be lies,” Sanders says