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  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
June 6, 2024 at 10:08 PM

Asking you to contribute $27 to Jamaal Bowman.

This campaign is of an enormous national significance. Friends - Jamaal Bowman, the progressive Democratic congressman from the 16th District in New York is running for reelection. And his campaign is of an enormous national significance. Yes. Congressman Bowman and his primary opponent, George…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
May 31, 2024 at 8:06 PM

Yes. Yes. Yes.

This is a very serious issue. Friends - Yes. These are crazy times. I don't need to tell you about the outcome of Donald Trump's criminal trial that is dominating the discussion right now. Yes, Donald Trump denied his election defeat, peddled conspiracy theories, and converted the Republican P…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
May 24, 2024 at 7:23 PM

AOC + Ilhan Omar

I wanted to break through a lot of the irrelevant discussion that is taking place regarding politics and the economy in America today, and force real discussion about real issues. Friends - As some of you know, I’ve recently written a New York Times best-selling book entitled, "It’s OK To Be Ang…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
May 15, 2024 at 9:20 PM

The consequences if we fail are unthinkable.

During this pivotal moment, we must do what Americans have always done when change is needed: we must stand together, organize and fight for the country we know we can become. Friends - I've written an op-ed in the Guardian today to address the many crises we currently face and where we go from …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
May 6, 2024 at 8:17 PM

I’ve decided to run for re-election this year

It is my intention to run a strong grassroots campaign... Friends - I have some important news to share, and I wanted you to hear it first and directly from me: Today, I am announcing my intention to run for re-election to the United States Senate this November. Here's why: Let me start by tel…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
May 4, 2024 at 3:50 PM

Asking for your financial support for two progressive candidates AIPAC is spending money to defeat. Please read and help. - Bernie

I’d like to introduce you to two candidates who need our help as they fight to become members of Congress. Dear friend - In these very tough political times I hope we all remember, and take pride in, the extraordinary progress we’ve made in electing a record-breaking number of progressives to th…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
April 28, 2024 at 10:40 PM

The threat to progressive candidates is very real

Almost 30 years ago I and a few other House members started the chamber's "Progressive Caucus." Sisters and Brothers - Here is the good news – very good news. Today, the US House of Representatives has a stronger progressive presence than at any time in modern American history. The Congressiona…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
April 24, 2024 at 3:32 PM

It is not enough. Not even close.

One out of four Americans cannot afford to purchase the prescriptions their doctors write and some die as a result. Friends - There is a lot of discussion about how "divided" our nation is and, on many issues, that is absolutely true. But if you ask most Americans — Democrats, Republicans, inde…
  BernieSanders.com · [email protected]
April 23, 2024 at 4:16 PM

It's Primary Day in Pennsylvania! Can Nikil Saval count on your support?

It's Primary Day in Pennsylvania! The polls are officially open and ballots are being cast as we speak, which is why we're reaching out to Bernie supporters across the 1st State Senate District to make sure Nikil Saval can count on your vote today. Can you use this link to find your polling lo…
  Bernard Sanders · [email protected]
April 16, 2024 at 6:25 PM

It's Bernie Sanders. I am writing to ask you to make a $27 contribution (or whatever you can afford) and I'll send you my new book "It's OK to be Angry About Capitalism." It is a good book. - Bernie

Make a donation of $27 — or whatever you can afford today — and we will get you a copy of my latest book, It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism. Friends — I’ve recently written a best-selling book entitled, "It’s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism." It has just been re-published in paperback. It’s …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
April 11, 2024 at 11:16 PM

It’s difficult to comprehend the severity of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

At this moment, Palestinian children are dying from malnutrition and hundreds of thousands of people are struggling to survive from day to day No more US complicity with Netanyahu’s war machine in GazaIsrael has the right to respond to Hamas. It does not have the right to go to war against the …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
April 6, 2024 at 3:09 PM

What are we as progressives to do in this election?

If you believe in democracy, if you believe in science, if you believe in justice and workers' rights, let me be very clear: Friends - If you believe in democracy, if you believe in science, if you believe in justice and workers' rights, let me be very clear: The next several months will be the …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
April 4, 2024 at 10:41 PM

I am writing to let you know that I recently launched a new podcast. - Bernie

I hope you'll take the time to watch, save for later, and share with your friends. Friends - I am writing to let you know that I recently launched a new podcast. In the first few episodes, John Nichols and I discuss my recent book, "It's OK to Be Angry About Capitalism" — which, if I must say s…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
March 26, 2024 at 6:58 PM

AIPAC

You know it. I know it. The current American political system is corrupt. Friends - You know it. I know it. The current American political system is corrupt. You get to cast one vote. Billionaires get to spend hundreds of millions supporting or defeating candidates of their choice. That’s not de…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
March 20, 2024 at 1:56 PM

It's time for a 32-hour workweek

Although it is rarely discussed in the media, the Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to establish a 30-hour workweek in 1933 Friends - The American people are overworked and stressed out. While technology has greatly increased worker-productivity, Americans continue to work some of the lon…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
March 13, 2024 at 7:26 PM

If you can, please contribute $27 (or whatever you can afford) to support my work mobilizing progressives to defeat Donald Trump and to elect other progressive members of Congress this November.

If you believe in democracy, if you believe in science, if you believe in justice and workers' rights, let me be very clear: The next several months will be the most important in modern American history. Friends - If you believe in democracy, if you believe in science, if you believe in justice …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
March 6, 2024 at 11:26 PM

The question we now face is a simple one.

Last night, Donald Trump swept through the Republican Super Tuesday presidential primaries (with the exception of Vermont) Friends - Last night, Donald Trump swept through the Republican Super Tuesday presidential primaries (with the exception of Vermont). His one major opponent has dropped out,…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
February 29, 2024 at 7:29 PM

I know I know... here goes Bernie again about Citizens United

Campaign finance reform is the most important issue facing us today... Friends - There are two ominous national trends which we, as Progressives, must be aware of - and fight. And those are the movements in our country toward authoritarianism and oligarchy. The Republican Party today is not only…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
February 27, 2024 at 6:31 PM

War profiteering

America’s national priorities are badly misplaced. Friends - Please read my op-ed in The Atlantic about the need for Congress to reinstate the Truman Committee on war profiteering so that we can end corporate greed in the defense industry. No one denies that we need a strong military. But, like …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
February 15, 2024 at 4:33 PM

Never let anyone tell you this is a radical idea

Friends - Our nation, and indeed our planet, are at a critical juncture, and it is imperative that we recognize what we are up against and what we must do to move our politics toward justice and human decency. And we can start by acknowledging that young people in America in particular have bee…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
February 13, 2024 at 10:46 PM

A speech I just gave on Gaza

Right now – today – in Gaza, we are witnessing one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern history. It is unfolding before our very eyes, and we must not turn away from that reality. Dear Friends, This morning, at 5am, the Senate voted to pass a $95 billion dollar foreign aid bill. I voted…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
February 10, 2024 at 2:18 PM

As the father of four and the grandfather of seven, I very much wish that I did not have to say this.

We cannot go far enough or be too aggressive on climate change Friends - Yes. These are crazy times. Trump will be the Republican nominee for president and is leading in most polls. Earlier this week, I held a hearing with major drug company CEOs that showed, as part of our dysfunctional healt…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
February 1, 2024 at 8:16 PM

I'm writing today to ask you to please read my latest op-ed on our broken health care system and the outrageous price of prescription drugs in this country. This is important. Thanks. - B

Friends - The truth is, if you ask most Americans – Democrats, Republicans, independents, progressives, conservatives – they will agree: we are getting ripped off, big time, by the pharmaceutical industry. Please read my latest op-ed in on the issue below: OPINION · Published January 31, 2024…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
January 30, 2024 at 7:44 PM

Medicare for All

Friends - I understand that there is a lot that is going on in this world today. The situation in Israel and Gaza is horrific and brutal. Russia's outrageous invasion of Ukraine continues. Here at home we are looking at the very real possibility that Donald Trump — the worst president in Americ…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
January 27, 2024 at 1:10 PM

The U.S. Must Act to End the Gaza Disaster

Friends - Please read my latest piece in the Guardian, "The U.S. Must Act to End the Gaza Disaster." In solidarity, Bernie Many of us are watching with horror the severe humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Gaza. Unfortunately, too many of my colleagues in the House and Senate are choosing t…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
January 21, 2024 at 12:10 AM

Your responses to "Where do you think things stand politically today?"

We recently sent out an email asking a few important questions. Where do you think things stand politically today? Friends - We recently sent out an email asking a few important questions. Where do you think things stand politically today? What kind of campaign has to be run in order to generate…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
January 16, 2024 at 7:58 PM

So, what do we do?

There is an enormous amount of important work to be done. Let’s go forward together and do it. Friends - Last night, Donald Trump won the Iowa Caucus, putting the most dangerous president in American history one step closer to returning to the White House. Now, I don't have to tell you what this…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
January 12, 2024 at 5:16 PM

How do you think things are going?

Friends - Let’s take a deep breath and try to understand what’s going on in American politics. Over the past ten years, an increasingly reactionary Republican Party has become the party of the working class in this country. Polls have shown that since 2010 there has been a significant increase …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
January 6, 2024 at 7:59 PM

Our democracy is under attack

Three years ago today, a violent mob stormed the United States Capitol with the hope of overturning the results of the presidential election. The images Americans saw that day made visibly clear what many of us have realized for a long time: Friends - Three years ago today, a violent mob stormed…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
January 4, 2024 at 4:35 PM

The horrific war taking place in Gaza

Dear Friends, As Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee it goes without saying that I spend most of my time focusing on domestic issues. How do we improve our dysfunctional health care system and lower the cost of prescription drugs? How do we make childcare and…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
December 30, 2023 at 3:15 PM

2024

Dear Friends - Jane and I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a safe and healthy new year. It goes without saying that the past year was filled with extremely difficult and trying times for our country, and for the entire planet. The situation in Israel and Gaza is horrific and …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
December 27, 2023 at 5:13 PM

My hero of 2023 is the trade union movement

Friends - This has been a very tough year for our country and the world. We can’t escape the brutal realities of massive income and wealth inequality, climate change, Gaza, homelessness, and the threats to American democracy – and more. But, in the midst of all that, there is some very good new…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
December 21, 2023 at 11:06 PM

No. We cannot allow right-wing politicians to decide whether women have the right to make decisions about their own bodies.

Dear friends - The Dobbs Supreme Court decision last year which overturned Roe v. Wade was a major blow against human freedom and women’s rights – and a giant step forward for reactionary politics and sexism. We are now seeing how that decision plays out in the real world. In Texas, a woman na…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
December 15, 2023 at 6:17 PM

I read your responses. Here are some I'd like to share:

Friends - We recently sent out an email asking a simple question. Do you think life in America is better today than it was 50 years ago? The response was rather extraordinary. As of today we have received almost 10,000 written responses – almost all of them very thoughtful. 78% of respondents s…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
December 8, 2023 at 5:35 PM

Can you take a few minutes and tell me if you believe life for people like you is better or worse than it was 50 years ago? We're hoping for a lot of responses today. Thanks. - B

Dear Friends, Today in America, it will not surprise you to hear, the people at the top have never had it so good. The top 1% now own more wealth than the bottom 92% and the 50 wealthiest Americans own more wealth than the bottom half of American society — 165 million people. So yes, life has …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
December 1, 2023 at 4:52 PM

Change is coming. The question is: what kind of change will it be?

Friends - Change is coming to America. The question is whether it will be an authoritarian Trump type change, which thrives on hatred and divides us up based on the color of our skin, where we were born and our sexual orientation. Or, will that change bring us together around an agenda which pr…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
November 27, 2023 at 3:20 PM

there is a lot going around in the world right now.

it is critical we bring the world together NOW to address this existential threat. Friends - Everyone knows there is a lot going around in the world right now. The situation in Israel and Gaza is horrific and brutal. Russia's outrageous invasion of Ukraine continues. Authoritarianism is on the…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
November 22, 2023 at 3:25 PM

Justice for the Palestinians and Security for Israel

Friends - Please read my op-ed in today’s New York Times about addressing the conflict between Israel and Palestine in a way that brings justice for Palestinians and security for Israel. - Bernie Justice for Palestinians and Security for Israel By Bernie SandersNov. 22, 2023 There have bee…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
November 21, 2023 at 3:51 PM

The greed of the pharmaceutical industry is out of control

Friends - Today, all across the world, millions of people are suffering and dying simply because they cannot afford the medicine they need. The greed of the pharmaceutical industry is out of control. Too often pharmaceutical companies don't produce medicines for people in poor countries simply …
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
November 19, 2023 at 6:54 PM

Gaza is a humanitarian disaster. No more aid to Israel without strong conditions.

The horrific war in the mid-east continues. Here is a statement I released yesterday with my thoughts about a constructive path forward. Friends - The horrific war in the mid-east continues. Here is a statement I released yesterday with my thoughts about a constructive path forward. Gaza is a hu…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
November 2, 2023 at 2:28 PM

Gaza needs a humanitarian pause. Then we need a vision of where we go from here.

Friends - The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is dire and getting worse by the minute. The US Congress must join many in the international community in demanding a humanitarian pause, now, so that sufficient supplies – food, water, medicine, fuel — can reach the people of Gaza. Please read my lates…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
October 30, 2023 at 5:22 PM

An EXTRAORDINARY victory

A victory that will resonate all across the economy Friends - At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, when real inflation accounted for wages for the average worker are lower today than they were 50 years ago, the UAW has won an extraordinary victory not only for their own members but…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
October 22, 2023 at 12:30 PM

If Democrats are serious about winning elections

If Democrats are serious about winning elections and addressing the major crises that we face… Friends - If Democrats are serious about winning elections and addressing the major crises that we face, they must embrace the working class of this country in a way which hasn’t been done in almost 60…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
October 19, 2023 at 10:04 PM

Gaza

I wish I could tell you that I had some magic solution, or five-point plan to resolve this never-ending crisis. “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”- Mahatma Gandhi Friends - There have been five wars fought between Israel and its neighbors in the last fifteen years. Over…
  Bernard Sanders · [email protected]
October 11, 2023 at 5:06 PM

It's Bernie Sanders. I am writing to ask you to make a $27 contribution (or whatever you can afford) and I'll send you my new book "It's OK to be Angry About Capitalism." It's a good book. - Bernie

Make a donation of $27 — or whatever you can afford today — and we will get you a copy of my latest book, It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism. Friends — I’ve recently written a best-selling book entitled, "It’s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism." It’s a good book. It’s an important book. It deal…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
October 6, 2023 at 6:17 PM

Kaiser

Friends - Today, in a number of states across the country, more than 75,000 health care workers at Kaiser Permanente are out on strike as part of their fight for better staffing ratios, working conditions, pay and benefits. These workers are pharmacists, nurses, lab technicians, and other heal…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
September 26, 2023 at 4:06 PM

Sign my petition: It is time for the Senate to save lives by making primary health care more accessible and affordable in this country

Friends - Our current health care system is broken. Despite spending almost twice as much per capita as any other country, an unsustainable $13,000 per year, 85 million Americans are either uninsured or underinsured; over 60,000 die each year because they can’t get to a doctor when they need to…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
September 22, 2023 at 5:15 PM

United Auto Workers

Friends - There was once a time, decades ago, when union auto jobs were considered the gold standard for blue collar workers in this country. Sadly, that is no longer the case. There was once a time when this country had a strong middle class. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Today there are…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
September 12, 2023 at 3:39 PM

Morally grotesque and growing inequality

The UAW members will be fighting not only for themselves but against a corporate culture of arrogance, cruelty and selfishness causing massive and unnecessary pain for the majority of working families throughout the country. Friends - There has been a morally grotesque and growing inequality occ…
  Bernie Sanders · [email protected]
September 4, 2023 at 5:41 PM

Labor Day (please read)

Needless to say, changes that benefit the working class of our country are not going to be easily handed over by the corporate elite. They have to be fought for - and won. Friends - In the history of this country, real, significant change has never happened from the top-down. It always happens …