Bernie Sanders


FROM THE CANDIDATE

“I strongly support statehood for Washington DC.”

via Twitter

“While the president has the authority over the conduct of war once it has been declared, the Founding Fathers gave the power to authorize military conflicts to Congress, the branch most accountable to the people.”

via The New York Times

It is absolutely unacceptable for the president or any of his advisers to suggest pardons for the purposes of deflecting a legitimate investigation.”

via The New York Times

Bernie supports the “JARED Security Clearance Act of 2019,” which among other things, would require the White House Chief of Staff to notify Congress if the President or any other person “grants a security clearance to a family member or financial associate of the President contrary to the determination or recommendation of an agency.”

via The New York Times

Presidents must divest themselves to prevent corruption or the appearance of corruption.”

via The New York Times

“Bernie believes it is hard to defend the current system in which one candidate receives 3 million votes less than his opponent, but still becomes president. Presidential elections should not be fought out in just a dozen ‘battleground’ states. The Electoral College should be abolished.”

via NPR


FROM THE CAMPAIGN

Restore the Voting Rights Act.

via Candidate’s Website

“Secure automatic voter registration for every American over 18.

via Candidate’s Website

End racist voter suppression and partisan gerrymandering.

via Candidate’s Website

Abolish burdensome voter ID laws.

via Candidate’s Website

Re-enfranchise the more than 6 million Americans who have had their right to vote taken away by a felony conviction, paid their debt to society, and deserve to have their rights restored.

via Candidate’s Website

Make Election Day a national holiday.

via Candidate’s Website

Overturn Citizens United.

via Candidate’s Website

“Replace corporate funding and donations from millionaires and billionaires with public funding of elections that amplifies small-dollar donations.

via Candidate’s Website

“Institute a lifetime lobbying ban for former members of Congress and senior staffers.”

via Candidate’s Website


FROM THE COVERAGE

Released tax returns.

via The New York Times

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