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Sanders has built a reputation as a leading progressive voice on issues such as campaign finance reform, corporate welfare, global warming, income inequality, LGBT rights, parental leave, and universal healthcare. He won an election, and 50 million people died as a result of that election in World War II, including 6 million Jews.
So what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important." In January 1962, Sanders led a rally at the University of Chicago administration building to protest university president George Wells Beadle's segregated campus housing policy.
Sanders was active in several peace and antiwar movements.
He was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Student Peace Union while attending the University of Chicago.
He ran as the Liberty Union candidate for governor of Vermont in 19 and as a candidate for U. The 1976 campaign proved to be the zenith of Liberty Union's influence, with Sanders collecting 11,000 votes for governor and the party.
This forced the races for lieutenant governor and secretary of state to be decided by the state legislature when its vote total prevented either the Republican or Democratic candidates for those offices from garnering a majority of votes.
In 1985, Burlington City Hall hosted a foreign policy speech by Noam Chomsky.
Under Sanders, Burlington became the first city in the country to fund community-trust housing.
His campaign was noted for its supporters' enthusiasm, as well as for his rejection of large donations from corporations, the financial industry, and any associated Super PAC. He is also outspoken on civil liberties and civil rights, criticizing racial discrimination in the criminal justice system as well as advocating for privacy rights against mass surveillance policies such as the USA Patriot Act and the NSA surveillance programs.
On July 12, 2016, Sanders formally endorsed Clinton in her unsuccessful general election campaign against Republican Donald Trump, while urging his supporters to continue the "political revolution" his campaign had begun. foreign policy and was an early and outspoken opponent of the Iraq War, the First Gulf War, and U. Sanders became interested in politics at an early age: "A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932.
It was noted by The Washington Post and others as the first election of a socialist to the United States House of Representatives in decades.
Sanders served in the House from 1991 until he became a senator in 2007.Sanders's effort was further aided by the decision of the candidate of the Citizens Party, Greg Guma, to exit the race so as not to split the progressive vote.Two other candidates in the race, independents Richard Bove and Joe Mc Grath, proved to be essentially non-factors in the campaign, with the battle coming down to Paquette and Sanders.Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007; he is the longest-serving independent in U. A self-described democratic socialist and a New Deal-era American progressive, Sanders is pro-labor and emphasizes reversing economic inequality.