Candidate Profile: Bernie Sanders


  • Born in Brooklyn
  • 77 years old
  • Jewish Father came to the US from Poland and mother was a US Jew
  • Graduated from University of Chicago in 1964 with a Bachelors in Political Science


  • 37th Mayor of Burlington, 1981-1989
  • Congressmen ,U.S. House of Representatives for the State of Vermont, 1991-2007
  • U.S. Senator 2007- present
  • Chair of the Veteran Affairs committee


  • Wants Universal Healthcare
  • Supports the Green New Deal
  • Tuition Free College
  • Wants publicly funded elections
  • Doesn’t take Pac money
  • Wants to end profit for Charter Schools
  • In favor of giving ex-cons and imprisoned citizens the right to vote
  • Wants to raise taxes on the Wealthy
  • Raise minimum wage to $15 hr
  • In favor of studying reparations
  • Believes Black Lives Matter
  • Wants to end the war on drugs
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Wants to end US involvement in foreign wars
  • Did not vote for NAFTA or support TTP
  • Was the reason that Amazon and Disney started to paying their workers a minimum of $15 hour
  • Sanders currently leads Biden among 18-29 year old voters, by an impressive 41% to 11%
  • 30-49 year olds break for Sanders 29% to 26%
  • Marched with MLK
  • Arrested chained to black women (See photo above)


  • Pro Israel
  • Doesn’t give consistent support on the idea of reparations for African American

Top Sponsors:

  • $1,053,278


  • $380,794


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