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34 Bernie Sanders Quotes on Education, Leadership and Life

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Bernie Sanders was born on September 8, 1941 in New York to two struggling working-class Jewish immigrants from Poland. Growing up in a family that suffered from America’s economic disparity sparked Bernie’s activism in both politics and civil rights early on in his life.

At the University of Chicago, Bernie became actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and he became a member of the Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, where, in 1962 he participated in a sit-in against segregation of off-campus housing. He also worked as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and he even participated in the March on Washington in 1963.

Inspirational Bernie Sanders Quotes About A Better America

Bernie’s political activism came to a head when, in 1981, he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont, and even got reelected three more times. In 1990, he earned a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2006, Sanders switched from the House of Representatives to the Senate after winning against Republican businessman Richard Tarrant.

While in the Senate, Bernie has made sure to serve on committees on issues that matter to him. He is a member of the Committee on Budget; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Joint Economic Committee. He also advocated and continues to advocate for the issues that are at the forefront of his campaign for the 2016 presidential election, a campaign that began for him after his announcement to seek the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party, despite being an Independent himself, in April 2015.

The issues Bernie is particularly vocal about include issues of equality, from gender and racial equality to wage and healthcare equality. Bernie Sanders is an extremely inspirational person because, no matter where he has been in life, he has stayed true to himself and his beliefs. He has done something not many politicians can say – he’s never changed his ideals, or pretended to change his ideals, to get votes.

Bernie Sanders quotes from his 2016 political campaign

1.) I believe when we stand together when we share the vision that government should work for all of us, there is nothing we can’t accomplish. – Bernie Sanders

2.) Citizens in a democracy need diverse sources of news and information. – Bernie Sanders

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3.) Even the alternative weekly newspapers, traditionally a bastion of progressive thought and analysis, have been bought by a monopoly franchise and made a predictable shift to the right in their coverage of local news. – Bernie Sanders

4.) I’m not much into speculation. – Bernie Sanders

5.) People in American jails are disproportionately people of color. That’s the reality in America today. That’s a reality that has to change. – Bernie Sanders

6.) You can have a different point of view on immigration or anything else, but we cannot be attacking people because of their religion. – Bernie Sanders

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7.) We must not accept a nation in which billionaires compete as to the size of their super-yachts, while children in America go hungry. – Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders quotes about life

8.) This looks to me like a group of people who are prepared to make a political revolution. – Bernie Sanders

9.) It’s unacceptable that millions of college graduates can’t afford to buy their first home or car because of outrageously high student debt. – Bernie Sanders

10.) Young people in this country know exactly what they’re doing. They know we need big change, not just small steps. – Bernie Sanders

11.) It makes no sense to me that the United States of America has more jails and prisons than colleges and universities. – Bernie Sanders

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12.) No president alone can effectively address the crises facing the working families of this country without a powerful grassroots movement. – Bernie Sanders

13.) We have an obligation to take care of the people who fight for us. – Bernie Sanders

14.) America becomes a greater nation when we stand together and say no to racism, hatred, and bigotry. – Bernie Sanders

15.) To those who want to divide us up: We’re not gonna hate Latinos. We’re not gonna hate Muslims. We are going to stand TOGETHER. – Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders quotes about jobs and wages

16.) Our job is not to divide. Our job is to bring people together. – Bernie Sanders

17.) Our most important task is to revitalize American democracy. When we do that we change America. – Bernie Sanders

18.) When it comes to supporting real family values, the United States lags behind virtually every major country on earth. – Bernie Sanders

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19.) I’m not running for president because it’s my turn, but because it’s everyone’s turn to live in a nation of hope and opportunity for all. – Bernie Sanders

20.) The U.S. needs to lead the international community in fighting climate change to maintain our economic strength and global security. – Bernie Sanders

21.) When millions of people become engaged in the political process they win. – Bernie Sanders

22.) It’s unacceptable that billionaires and corporations can contribute as much as they want to elect those who represent special interests. – Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders quotes on education and democracy

23.) We need to make Election Day a federal holiday to increase voters’ ability to participate. – Bernie Sanders

24.) You aren’t going to accomplish what we need for working families as long as big money interests control the US Congress. – Bernie Sanders

25.) If you can’t afford to take care of our veterans, then don’t send them to war. – Bernie Sanders

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26.) It’s easy to apologize for making bad decisions. It’s harder to make the right ones. – Bernie Sanders

27.) I’ve been criticized for saying this so let me say it again: I believe health care should be a right, not a privilege. – Bernie Sanders

28.) Climate change isn’t just a problem for the future – the impacts of climate change are apparent here and now. – Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders quotes on leadership and civic engagement

29.) We must end the disgrace of having more people in jail than any other country. Disproportionately African-American and Latino. – Bernie Sanders

30.) Football is a spectator sport. Democracy is not a spectator sport. – Bernie Sanders

31.) When people stand together, and are prepared to fight back, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. – Bernie Sanders

32.) Difficult times often bring out the best in people. – Bernie Sanders

33.) Finally, let understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win. – Bernie Sanders

34.) For many, the American dream has become a nightmare. – Bernie Sanders

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    bob M

    November 9, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    absolutely none of them.did he ever do any military service???????

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      February 26, 2019 at 12:13 am

      Sounds like military inteligence at work to me

      What does the military have to do with voting in your own best interest
      Other than spending huge amount of your tax dollars that you will never ever see

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