Bernie Sanders enters Presidential Race.

BURLINGTON, Vermont. — Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pulled out all the stops Tuesday at his presidential campaign launch in Burlington, as he outlined his role in “a political revolution to transform the country — economically, politically, economically and environmentally.”

An overflow crowd of over 5,000 supporters turned out to hear Bernie Sanders officially kick off his Presidential Campaign on the shores of lake Champaign. Ben and Jerry introduced Bernie Sanders and served their famous ice cream to the crowd. Left leaning Democrats support Bernie’s attempts to challenge the powerful Democratic Favorite, Hillary Clinton.

Bernie’s full speak can be heard here.

Bernie Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012. His previous 16 years in the House of Representatives makes him the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history.

He was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Sanders Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago. After graduating in 1964, he moved to Vermont. In 1981, he was elected to the first of four terms as mayor of Burlington. Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in Congress.

He served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. In 2014 he pushed and passed legislation reforming the VA health care system. Today, Sanders remains on the veterans committee. He is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. He also serves on the Environment and Public Works Committee, where he has focused sharply on global warming and rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. He is a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where he has championed efforts to transform our energy system from fossil fuels to renewable power sources like solar and wind. He also sits on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where he has fought for greater access to affordable health care and improved education programs from pre-K to college.




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