I stand with @MaineEA and the teachers in Scarborough, Maine, who are fighting for better working conditions and a union contract. We will protect teachers' right to stand up for themselves and their students, and all workers' right to strike.
I've run for office many times. I've lost some races and I've won some.
But I've never said to myself, "How can I make sure those who might vote against me can't participate in democracy?"
That's what Republicans are doing today.
It's cowardice and they won't get away with it.
Bernie Sanders added,
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A right-wing lawsuit triggered a 200,000-voter purge in Wisconsin yesterday. But we still have same-day registration in this state. So now our job is to organize harder than they can suppress.
A vial of insulin costs $6 to make.
This is not our health care system malfunctioning. This is exactly how it is designed to work: make as much profit for corporations as possible, regardless of the human cost.
Bernie Sanders added,
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Insulin costs continue to rise, so much so that almost half of people with diabetes have temporarily skipped taking their insulin, according to a 2018 survey. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/12/09/insulin-prices-double-ohio-lawmakers-looking-answers/2629115001/…
Delta Air Lines
Total federal income tax paid by these companies last year: $0
We lock up more people than any other country on Earth.
We are one of three countries where maternal mortality is rising.
We are one of two countries to not guarantee paid maternity leave.
Our nation has major crises that require bold action, not more half-measures.
If you are struggling, if you can't afford your medication, if you don't have health insurance, if you're drowning in student debt, if you can't live on starvation wages—you are not alone, and we are fighting for you.
Bernie "by the numbers" today in Iowa
4: events in 4 cities in 1 day
850: total attendees at events
3: interviews with media
226: miles traveled around the state
10: baseballs hit during batting practice
14,000: doors knocked by our organizers on a snowy Sunday
As mayor of Burlington, Vermont, I saw what minor league baseball did for our community. It was a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Today @MLB is threatening to eliminate minor league teams in 42 communities — including here in Burlington, Iowa.
We will not let that happen.
You are far more powerful than the establishment allows you to think you are. Our campaign is about recognizing that power to create a government that works for all people, not just a wealthy few. Live from Ottumwa, IA:
"Medicare for all who want it" leaves in place a system designed to make huge profits for drug and insurance companies, not guarantee health care for all.
We cannot have an effective health care system as long as greedy corporations are allowed to dictate our priorities.