Bernie Sanders for President

Bernie Sanders for President To help elect Senator Bernie Sanders president of the United States in 2020
(80)

Operating as usual

06/22/2020

Hey people it will be a long hot summer. Let's all get along and create a more peaceful and sensible existance

04/28/2020
Anti-Trump Army

Anti-Trump Army

This is AMAZING!!! 👏👏👏

Credit: Roy Zimmerman, follow him for more!
Follow Occupy Democrats.

04/18/2020

While Biden may not be our first choice as he represents "old Washington". We still have to defeat the moronic and dangerous #45. Vote progressives in at the local and state levels. Remove McConnell and vote.

04/06/2020
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

It was true in 1993 and it is true now: the time is long, long overdue for the United States to join the rest of the industrialized world and have a universal health care system.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
03/30/2020

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Today is #NationalDoctorsDay. Men and women in the medical profession are literally putting their lives on the line to protect the American people.

We have an immense amount of gratitude. You are the heroes and heroines of our country today. Thank you.

03/30/2020
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Who on earth could have predicted that dismantling the White House pandemic office and cutting the Centers for Disease Control might leave us unprepared for this crisis?

Pretty much everybody.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
03/29/2020

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn't Have Health Insurance
03/29/2020
Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn't Have Health Insurance

Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn't Have Health Insurance

A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles County who became the first teen believed to have died from complications with covid-19 in the U.S. was denied treatment at an urgent care clinic because he didn’t have health insurance, according to R. Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California. Roughly 27.5 m...

03/24/2020
United Nations

United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres calls for a global ceasefire in light of #COVID19 crisis.

Hospital CEO: $7 being charged for 58-cent masks
03/22/2020
Hospital CEO: $7 being charged for 58-cent masks

Hospital CEO: $7 being charged for 58-cent masks

A CEO of a Georgia-based hospital on Wednesday said the supplier of a protective mask critical for health care workers treating COVID-19 patients is charging $7 for the masks that typically cost 58 cents.

USDA fights to purge food stamps recipients despite pandemic
03/19/2020
USDA fights to purge food stamps recipients despite pandemic

USDA fights to purge food stamps recipients despite pandemic

The Agriculture Department says it will appeal a judge's ruling that it would be "arbitrary and capricious" to move forward during a global health crisis with food stamp changes that could force hundreds of thousands from the program.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
03/19/2020

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
03/19/2020

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
03/17/2020

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

The coronavirus reminds us that we are all in this together. These commonsense measures are critical to stopping the spread of the disease and protecting our most vulnerable people.

It is absolutely essential that we start applying these practices in our daily lives right now.

03/09/2020
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

At the end of the day, it is not necessarily true that building more guns, tanks, and missiles is the only way we will be safe.

We will be safer when people around the world get to know each other and understand the humanity they have in common.

03/09/2020
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Do you want to know why you're being ripped off every day by drug companies? Maybe it's because there are two Big Pharma lobbyists for every member of Congress.

03/09/2020
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Medicare for All means businesses will not have to worry about how to provide health care for their employees. Workers will not be trapped in jobs to keep decent insurance.

Instead, they will be able to pursue the work they love, which could be an enormous boom for the economy.

The White House Says Nursing Home Regulations Are Too Tough
03/08/2020
The White House Says Nursing Home Regulations Are Too Tough

The White House Says Nursing Home Regulations Are Too Tough

The Trump administration wants to reduce the "burden" on nursing home operators by relaxing rules governing the facilities. Critics see troubling implications for the care of millions of residents.

Address

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
20500

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Bernie Sanders for President posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Nearby government services


Other Washington D.C. government services

Show All

Comments

I think you guys might find this interesting... The Real History of Military PSYOPs and the Corporate Deep-State (featuring The Wall Street Putsch against FDR's Keynesian policies and those who opposed Bernie Sanders/Jeremy Corbyn)
If you loved Obama Biden's endless wars and drone killings, if it tickled you to know that Barack and Joe dramatically expanded drone strikes in their first term...If you are glad that Joe is bringing neoconservatives in to his administration, then you will likely take pleasure in knowing How Biden’s Win on Afghanistan Policy Shaped Obama’s Arab Approach https://bit.ly/36Vc8Lf Biden argued, America could handle al Qaeda with a small number of Special Operations troops on the ground supporting an aggressive, drone-dominated campaign from the air. Biden called it “counterterrorism plus.”... But Biden’s triumph wasn’t limited to Afghanistan. In the two years since, it’s become clear that his formula—avoid costly meddling on the ground; kill terrorists from the air—has become the template for Obama’s approach to the entire Arab world. Since the Arab Spring broke out in 2011, Obama has tried to keep America’s public profile and financial expenditures low.... But the irony is that even as Obama has scaled back American ambitions to reshape Middle Eastern politics on the ground, he’s amped up America’s anti-terror campaign from the air. In his first term, Obama dramatically expanded drone strikes in Pakistan (although the numbers now seem to be coming down) and established a sprawling network of bases from which to launch attacks in the Sahara, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian peninsula. As a Washington Post investigation put it, “Beneath its commitment to soft-spoken diplomacy and beyond the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Obama administration has significantly expanded a largely secret U.S. war against al-Qaeda and other radical groups.” It’s easy to understand the logic. Drones and special forces offer a way to keep jihadists on the defensive at lower cost, in both American money and American lives, than the Petraeus counterinsurgency model. Politically, they’re perfect for an era in which Americans have tired of the “war on terror.” And while some liberals and libertarians have begun squawking about the legality and morality of the Obama-Biden strategy of “counterterrorism plus,” the critics remain far less politically potent than the hawks who would eviscerate Obama if he eased up on al Qaeda and then oversaw another terrorist attack. For an unsentimental guy like Obama, it’s a relatively easy call. Most other politicians would do the same. Still, it’s worth noting the vast gulf between Obama’s current strategy and the hopes he nurtured when he took office. His supporters imagined he’d rebuild the civilian instruments of American power. Today they are weaker than ever. They thought he’d recommit America to international institutions and international law. His counterterrorism strategy largely disregards both. They believed he’d rebuild trust between America and the Muslim world. In a speech in 2007, Obama imagined a poor Muslim child looking up at an American helicopter and promised: “I will speak directly to that child who looks up at that helicopter, and my message will be clear: ‘You matter to us. Your future is our future.’” Today that child, if she sees American aircraft in the skies overhead, is likely to fear for her life. Given the harsh realities of America’s declining power overseas and its treacherous national security politics at home, perhaps all this was inevitable. Perhaps Obama had no choice but to embrace Bidenism. Which is only to say that if he bears some of the responsibility for the “global Afghanistan” strategy he is pursuing across the Muslim world, the rest of us do too.
For us, it is not about Trump. It is about the system, and how the racist, capitalist, for profit, punitive system affects us. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: We Must Rethink Our Society, from Policing to the Supreme Court https://www.democracynow.org/2020/9/29/keeanga_yamahtta_taylor_2020_election_scotus "I think that part of the issue that we have is that there is such a myopia with Donald Trump that every sentence, every breath, everything that he does absorbs the entirety of public attention, partly because of the mainstream media. But I think, in doing so, it really minimizes the extent of opposition that exists in the country, not just to him, but to what is happening in this country, where there are all sorts of organizing movements, of demonstrations, of things that continue to percolate just below the surface, whether it’s teachers who are mobilizing to protect themselves from the dangers of COVID as government officials try to force them back into school buildings, the ongoing struggle around the rights of immigrants in this country... There is the ongoing struggle around climate, obviously the ongoing movement around Black lives in the struggle against police brutality, the struggle around housing, the struggles around healthcare. There are all of these things that are the kind of disparate parts of a mass movement that has the potential to develop in this country, that is constantly overshadowed by the antics of Trump."
Only days ago, Biden pledged to continue deporting what he wants us to believe are “criminals.” It is time we talk about The Hard Truths About Obama Biden’s Deportation Priorities https://bit.ly/3krWrRp If progressives keep lying to themselves about their past, they are doomed to continue to push the same failed policies of the corporate wing of the Democratic party, exemplified by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. On immigration, the answer to Trump is not returning to Obama’s policies, but rather moving in a new direction that drastically reduces deportations and ceases to criminalize low-level offenses. The mainstream media keeps repeating the falsehood that Obama focused on deporting serious criminals. As the ‘New York Times’ put it in a recent article, “Gone are the Obama-era rules that required them to focus only on serious criminals.” The editorial reinforced this characterization, stating “ICE and the Border Patrol under Mr. Obama were ordered to focus on arresting serious criminals and national-security risks.” The data from the Department of Homeland Security tells a very different story. From 2009-2015, 56% of all immigrants removed from the country had no criminal convictions. The preliminary data from 2016, when Obama was still in office, suggests that this trend of deporting non-criminals continued. What’s more, a good portion of the so-called criminal deportees were arrested on low-level misdemeanor charges such as ma*****na possession. The recent ICE raids under Trump were significant and alarming, but hundreds of such arrests happened every week under Obama. Obama’s rhetoric and his policies thus fueled the carceral logic that led to mass deportation and mass incarceration in the first place. As it turned out, the vast majority of those “gang bangers” he was targeting turned out to be people who just crossed the border without authorization or committed a misdemeanor crime. But once you criminalize a population, few people ask questions. The mainstream media parrots the myths of Obama focusing his deportations on “serious criminals” while refusing to confront the truth. The truth matters. In this moment of panic as Trump terrorizes immigrants, we should not abandon the truth to highlight the brutality of Trump’s immigration policies. Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration, his expansion of who is defined as a criminal and his rhetoric about “bad hombres” are a departure from Obama, but not as much as we might like to believe. If progressives keep lying to themselves about their past, they are doomed to continue to push the same failed policies of the corporate wing of the Democratic party, exemplified by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. On immigration, the answer to Trump is not returning to Obama’s policies, but rather moving in a new direction that drastically reduces deportations and ceases to criminalize low-level offenses. The mainstream media keeps repeating the falsehood that Obama focused on deporting serious criminals. As the ‘New York Times’ put it in a recent article, “Gone are the Obama-era rules that required them to focus only on serious criminals.” The editorial reinforced this characterization, stating “ICE and the Border Patrol under Mr. Obama were ordered to focus on arresting serious criminals and national-security risks.” The data from the Department of Homeland Security tells a very different story. From 2009-2015, 56% of all immigrants removed from the country had no criminal convictions. The preliminary data from 2016, when Obama was still in office, suggests that this trend of deporting non-criminals continued. What’s more, a good portion of the so-called criminal deportees were arrested on low-level misdemeanor charges such as ma*****na possession. ICE Removals 2008-2015. If you only look at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removals, a subset of the total, the scenario shifts slightly. Up until 2010, most people ICE removed had no criminal convictions, but over the next six years their enforcement began to focus more on those with such convictions. But even in 2015, over 40 percent of ICE removals had no criminal conviction and of the 59 percent who did, many were guilty of minor charges, certainly not the image of felons and gang bangers Obama conjured up. Obama’s Policy of Targeting Felons, Not Families Was a Lie The ‘New York Times’ is correct inasmuch as Obama publicly claimed that immigration enforcement would be targeted against criminals. In November 2014, in the same speech in which Obama announced his Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program, he proclaimed: “We’re going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security. Felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids. We’ll prioritize, just like law enforcement does every day.” The problem with this narrative is that it was false at the time Obama made the statement and it continued to be false through the rest of his presidency. Aside from the much-needed DACA program, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security continued to deport far more people without any convictions or whose only crime was crossing the border without authorization than they did the so-called “serious criminals” threatening our “security.” The ‘New York Times’ didn’t have to go far to discover the truth. In one of their own articles in April 2014, the ‘Times’ reported that since the time Obama took office, “two-thirds of the nearly two million deportation cases involve people who had committed minor infractions, including traffic violations, or had no criminal record at all.” A few days later, a ‘Times’ article stated that the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research organization at Syracuse University, reported similar findings. “It found that in fiscal year 2013, ‘only 12 percent of all deportees had been found to have committed a serious or ‘Level 1’ offense based on the agency’s own definitions.’” Marshall Project 2016 “Who is Ice Deporting?” A September 2016 Marshall Project report found that since Obama announced his intention to focus on “felons, not families” in 2014, 60% of deportations they studied “were of immigrants with no criminal conviction or whose only crime was immigration-related, such as illegal entry or re-entry.” The report continued, “Twenty-one percent were convicted of nonviolent crimes other than immigration. Fewer than 20 percent had potentially violent convictions, such as assault, DUI or weapons offenses.” Department of Homeland Security, Enforcement Priorities 2016. Even those who acknowledge that Obama in fact deported more people without criminal convictions in his early years perpetuate the myth that in his later years he focused his deportations on non-criminals. This is also untrue. The Department of Homeland Security reported that it removed and returned over 450,000 people in 2016. Of this number, 85 percent were people caught crossing the border without authorization.