Monday, April 28, 2014

BernieBuzz update from @SenSanders

Bernie Buzz Update

On the Road

Sen. Bernie Sanders took his fight for progressive politics to South Carolina, North Carolina and Minnesota over the weekend.

In Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Bernie spoke to a packed meeting at the College of Charleston about the high cost of a college education, the need for a national health care system and how income and wealth inequality are moving our country to an oligarchic form of government. That evening, Bernie spoke to another large Charleston crowd at the Longshoreman's union hall. He focused on the need for a massive federal jobs program to address the country’s jobs crisis and called for a significant increase in the minimum wage -- an issue expected to come up for a Senate vote this week.

On Saturday, in Charlotte, N. C., Bernie met with dozens of fast-food workers from throughout the South who are fighting for increased wages and better working conditions. Bernie also addressed a large gathering of students and faculty at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. The meeting included student presentations on college affordability, gay rights, the environment and women's rights.

On Sunday, Bernie traveled north to Minneapolis, Minn., where he joined Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, for a well-attended meeting at the SEIU Hall. Among a range of issues, Bernie addressed the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, the need for a constitutional amendment to overturn that decision and for the public funding of elections.




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