• Bernie Sanders is the junior US Senator from Vermont.
• He has a net worth of over $700,000 and has been in the Congress since 1990.
• He was born to Jewish parents and studied at the University of Chicago.
• He ran for the US presidential election in 2016 and has authored a book.
• He has been married twice and has a son with his former girlfriend.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 8, 1941
SpouseJane O'Meara Sanders, Deborah Shiling, Bernie Sanders
FactTaught political science at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 1989.

Who is senator Bernie Sanders?

Bernard Sanders was born on 8 September 1941, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is best known as a politician, who is currently serving in the position of the junior US Senator from Vermont, a position he’s held since 2007. He is the longest serving independent in the history of the Congress, having been first elected to the US House of Representatives in 1990.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Bernie Sanders as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this politician has net worth of over $700,000, with his wealth being accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. According to some sources, his annual income is around $200,000, however, some state that he made $1 million in 2016 alone.

Family, Ethnicity and Early Years

Sanders is white, and was born to Elias Ben Yehuda Sanders , who was of Polish and Jewish ancestry, whereas, his mother Dorothy Sanders was born into a family of Jewish ancestry, with her parents immigrating from Russia and Poland. Bernie had his bar mitzvah in when he was 13, and attended Hebrew school as well as James Madison High School. His understanding of the Holocaust persuded him that politics was of extreme importance, as ‘Hitler won an election’. He then became a student at the University of Chicago, where he joined the Young People’s Socialist League, which was at that time an affiliate of the Socialist Party of America, and he additionally served as a student organizer in the Civil Rights Movement, promoting the Congress of Racial Equality. In early 1962, Bernie was the leader of rally at the mentioned university against president George Wells Beadle’s housing policy on campus and its racial inequality, stating that separating black and white students of the university was intolerable. Alongside 32 other students, Sanders camped outside Beadle’s office, and after several weeks, the president finally agreed to investigate the racial discrimination. One of Sanders’ colleagues, Joan Mahoney, described him as a “swell guy, a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn”, but additionally stated that he “wasn’t terribly charismatic”.


After graduating with a degree in political science, Bernie returned to the New York City, where he had several jobs, including as a psychiatric’s aide, a carpenter and a teacher. In 1968, he relocated to Vermont, having been captivated by the rural lifestyle, and began working as a filmmaker and writer, creating and selling educational material and radical film strips. He also wrote several articles for the “Vermont Freeman”. In 1971, Bernie began his elected political career being a member of the Liberty Union party, and ran unsuccessfully for the position of governor of Vermont in 1972 and ’76, and for the US Senate in 1972 and 1974, finishing in third place in the latter race. In 1976, he polled just 11,000 votes for governor, and the party declined after that. However, in 1980, he won the contest for Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, a city of 38,000 people, and ultimately spent eight years in that position until 1989, maintaining a broadly socialist platform, but throughout the ‘80s, he also widened his interest in criticising US foreign policy in Latin America.

US House of Representatives

As of 1990 he became the first independent candidate elected to congress in 40 years; in his first year he would often criticize his supposed allies as well as opposition colleagues, stating that they worked on behalf of wealthy people. In the 1993, Bernie voted against Brady Bill, and in the following year in favor of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, stating that he voted for the bill because it included the violence against women act and because it prohibited certain assault weapons. In late April 2005, Bernie voted in favor of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, then in the same year, he entered the race for the US Senate, endorsed by Chuck Schumer, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid; additionally, Senator Barack Obama supported him in March of the following year, and Sanders subsequently went on to defeat Rich Tarrant, a businessman, with a margin of approximately 2 to 1, and was eventually elected in 2012 winning 71% of the vote.

2016 Presidential Campaign

In late April 2015, Bernie announced having intention to run for president of the US. In his campaign, he was not funded by Super PAC, nor by wealthy donors, primarily focusing on smaller individual donations, but still raising more than $1.5 million within the first 24 hours of his announcement, and by the end of the year had raised more than $73 million dollars with an average donation of just $27, rising to around $350 million by the end of January 2016. However, after the primary elections, Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee, and in early July Bernie stated that he supported Clinton, however, he continued working with the Democratic National Convention. Some of his supporters booed him when he announced his endorsement for Clinton, despite the fact that he called for party unity.

Career as an Author

In 2016, Sanders published his book “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In” through Thomas Dunne Books, in which he spoke about his views on income inequality, free college tuition, climate change, and his political adversary, Donald Trump. The book quickly rose to third position on The New York Times Best Sellers List, receiving a generally positive response.

Relationship Status

Sanders has been married twice: in 1964 he married Deborah Shiling Measing, but they divorced in 1966. He fathered a son, Levi Sanders, in 1969 with girlfriend Susan Campbell Mott, but didn’t marry again until 1988, to Jane O’Meara, becoming stepfather to her three children. They continue to live in Vermont.

General Info

Full NameBernie Sanders
Date Of BirthSeptember 8, 1941
ProfessionPolitician, Film director, Researcher, Writer, Carpentry
EducationUniversity of Chicago, Brooklyn College, James Madison High School, Union Institute & University, Goddard College
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseJane O'Meara Sanders, Deborah Shiling, Bernie Sanders
ChildrenLevi Sanders, Carina Driscoll, Heather Driscoll, David Driscoll
ParentsDorothy Sanders, Eli Sanders, Benedict O'Meara, Bernadette Joan O'Meara
SiblingsLarry Sanders, Ben O'Meara


AwardsCol. Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award
MoviesMy X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception
TV ShowsThe Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth

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1[addressing jeers from Democrat candidates when he finally endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, 2016] Its easy to boo. But it is harder to look your kids in the face under a Donald Trump presidency.
2[announcing his presidential campaign, 2015] People should not underestimate me.
3We are living in a nation and in a world which worships not love of brothers and sisters, not love of the poor and the sick, but worships the acquisition of money and great wealth. I do not believe that is the country we should be living in.
4The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Our nation was founded at a time when people of African descent were held in bondage. After slavery was abolished, they were forced to endure legal discrimination for another 100 years.
5Shouting down and intimidating someone from speaking their mind is not exactly a Vermont town meeting value, nor should it be an American town meeting value.
6The details of what the Fed did were kept secret until a provision in the Dodd-Frank Act that I sponsored required the Government Accountability Office to audit the Fed's lending programs during the financial crisis.
7The Blunt Amendment would have allowed any employer who provided health insurance, or any insurance company, the right to deny coverage for contraception or any other kind of procedure if the employer had a 'moral' objection to it.
8The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.
9The Senate voted 59 to 39 in favor of an amendment I offered to the Budget Resolution calling on the Fed to tell the American people who they loaned $2.2 trillion to and how much each bank received.
10We all remember the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst oil spill in U.S. history. What is less well known is that BP is claiming a 9.9 billion tax deduction on the money they had to spend cleaning up their own mess and paying for damages they caused. That is absurd.
11Today the biggest problem in caring for those with AIDS is no longer mainly a medical or scientific problem. The crisis is access to affordable drugs.
12There are very powerful and wealthy special interests who want to privatize or dismember virtually every function that government now performs, whether it is Social Security, Medicare, public education or the Postal Service.
13The minimum wage in Denmark is about twice that of the United States, and people who are totally out of the labor market or unable to care for themselves have a basic income guarantee of about $100 per day.
14While commentators on Fox and right-wing radio have the backing of Rupert Murdoch, a major Republican contributor, and other conservative corporations, progressives understand that their position is extremely vulnerable.
15While I may not agree with all of President Obama's energy policies, I strongly supported his successful effort to double fuel economy standards for cars and trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
16Whether you are a low-income elderly woman living at the end of a dirt road in Vermont or a wealthy CEO living on Park Avenue, you get your mail six days a week. And you pay for this service at a cost far less than anywhere else in the industrialized world.
17It has become clear that the function of a private health insurance is to make as much money as possible. Every dollar not paid out in claims is another dollar made in profits for the company.
18In Finland, where 80 percent of workers belong to unions, all employees enjoy at least 30 days paid vacation, and the gap between the rich and poor is far more equitable than in the United States.
19Nowadays you don't need to be a senator or a CEO or a celebrity to have a voice in the media, and if you happen to be a senator, a CEO or a celebrity, you have a thousand people each with their own respective audiences to hold you accountable.
20Legislation must be passed which undoes the damage caused by excessive de-regulation. That means reinstalling the regulatory firewalls that were ripped down in 1999.
21Progressives know there is something very wrong when a nation divided politically has one major network operating as a propaganda arm of the Republican Party and 90 percent of talk radio is dominated by right-wing extremists.
22In 1940, then-Senator Harry Truman headed up a Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program. In the course of World War II, more than $15 billion in unnecessary and fraudulent defense spending was identified.
23If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.
24In 2004, Warner-Lambert, a division of Pfizer Inc., pled guilty to two felonies and agreed to pay $430 million for fraudulently promoting the drug Neurontin.
25If you want to know if your food contains gluten, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats or MSG, you simply read the ingredients listed on the label.
26If there is a silver lining in the action of MSNBC against Keith Olbermann, it is that people will now pay more attention to the political role of corporate media in America.
27In cold weather states like Vermont, where the weather can get to 20 below zero, home heating assistance is critically important. In fact, it is a life and death issue.
28In 2008, Goldman Sachs only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.
29In 2005, Republicans passed a 360-page reconciliation bill without a single Democratic vote that provided deep cuts to Medicaid and raised premiums on Medicare beneficiaries.
30In 49 countries around the world, including all of Europe, people have the opportunity of knowing whether or not they are eating food which contains genetically engineered ingredients. In the United States, we don't.
31In 2009, UnitedHealth, a leading insurance company, paid $350 million to settle lawsuits brought by the American Medical Association and other physician groups for shortchanging consumers and physicians for medical services outside its preferred network.
32Fossil fuel corporations are supposed to pay the government fair market royalties in exchange for the right to drill on public lands or in federal waters.
33For too long, unfunded federal mandates have drained the budgets of states and communities. The strength and vitality of our communities must be restored.
34If the U.S. can transform its domestic market for HIV/AIDS drugs, it will certainly transform the world market and make HIV/AIDS drugs more affordable for everyone, everywhere.
35For much of America, the all-American values depicted in Norman Rockwell's classic illustrations are idealistic. For those of us from Vermont, they're realistic. That's what we do.
36General Electric, NBC's parent, is one of the largest corporations in the world, with an anti-labor history of outsourcing jobs and with financial links to military and nuclear power industries.
37Every day we are paying more for energy than we should due to poor insulation, inefficient lights, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment - money we could save by investing in energy efficiency.
38Each and every year, the United States loses an estimated $100 billion a year in tax revenues due to offshore tax abuses by the wealthy and large corporations.
39Denmark is a small, homogenous nation of about 5.5 million people. The United States is a melting pot of more than 315 million people. No question about it, Denmark and the United States are very different countries.
40Even the alternative weekly newspapers, traditionally a bastion of progressive thought and analysis, have been bought by a monopoly franchise and made a predictable shift to the right in their coverage of local news.
41For every $1 billion we invest in public transportation, we create 30,000 jobs, save thousands of dollars a year for each commuter, and dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions.
42We should make a major financial commitment to improving our roads and bridges.
43When World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988, there was no truly effective treatment for what was almost always a deadly disease.
44When a mother goes to the store and purchases food for her child, she has the right to know what she is feeding her family.
45What the Ten Million Solar Roofs Act does is provide consumer rebates for the purchase and installation of solar systems.
46As a member of both the energy and environment committees, I am constantly astounded by how many of my colleagues prefer to focus on what the government can do for the nuclear or coal industries rather than why the government should support clean and sustainable energy.
47At the insistence of the Bush administration, Congress in 2006 passed legislation that required the Postal Service to prefund, over a 10-year period, 75 years of future retiree health benefits.
48Comcast rents modems directly to consumers, thereby competing directly with companies like Zoom. It has every reason to make Zoom modems more expensive or even to drive companies like Zoom out of business.
49Citigroup, Bank of America, and JP Morgan Chase should not be permitted to charge consumers 25- to 30-percent interest on their credit cards, especially while these banks received over $4 trillion in loans from the Federal Reserve.
50Capitalism does a number of things very well: it helps create an entrepreneurial spirit; it gets people motivated to come up with new ideas, and that's a good thing.
51Before Congress cuts funding for Head Start, Social Security, and financial aid for college, we have got to make sure that large, profitable corporations are paying their fair share of taxes.
52Mitt Romney's energy policy is a relic of the 19th century. We need a 21st century plan. The fate of the planet is at stake.
53Private insurance companies in America are reaping huge profits.
54Progressive activists are angry that a Medicare-for-all single-payer approach was totally ignored during the health care debate.
55Representative Spencer Bachus is one of the only people I know from Alabama. I bet I'm the only socialist he knows.
56It is time for Congress to save the Postal Service, not dismantle it.
57Ted Kennedy devoted his lifetime to protecting those most in need, and tens of millions of Americans have been the beneficiaries.
58States used to protect consumers from predatory lenders, but strong state usury laws were obliterated by a 1978 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
59The deficit crisis is real and must be addressed. But it cannot be solved on the backs of the weak and vulnerable.
60Senate Republicans have engaged in a record number of filibusters and other obstructionist tactics.
61Ted Kennedy will go down in history as one of the giants of the U.S. Senate and one the most accomplished legislators in American history.
62There must be a major economic recovery package which puts Americans to work at decent wages.
63The right wing has monopolized the AM radio airwaves.
64Vermonters often ask me whether I am pessimistic about the future of our country. My honest answer is that I am not.
65The Department of Defense, the largest single energy consumer in America, is bullish on solar.
66The Federal Reserve has the responsibility to protect the credit rights of consumers.
67I have seven beautiful grandchildren, four of whom are girls.
68From the beginning, the HIV/AIDS pandemic has presented very difficult challenges.
69Health care in Denmark is universal, free of charge and high quality. Everybody is covered as a right of citizenship.
70Good environmental policy is good economic policy.
71I am not aware how you succeed politically when you insult women, who far more than men consistently provide you with great margins of support.
72Finland is no utopia.
73Difficult times often bring out the best in people.
74Ford's federal income tax rate was just 2.3 percent in 2009 even though it made $3 billion in profits.
75Danes pay very high taxes, but in return enjoy a quality of life that many Americans would find hard to believe.
76Former Senator Al D'Amato in 1991 offered an amendment to cap credit card interest rates at 14 percent.
77In terms of job creation, every billion dollars invested in the physical infrastructure creates 47,000 new jobs.
78In 2003, GlaxoSmithKline paid $88 million in civil fines for overcharging Medicaid for its anti-depressant Paxil.
79In 1996, Republicans used reconciliation to pass major legislation that ended six decades of welfare policy.
80In 2001, Republicans used reconciliation to pass President Bush's $1.35 trillion tax cut that mainly benefited the wealthy.
81In 1999, Hoffmann-LaRoche paid a $500 million criminal fine for leading a worldwide conspiracy to fix prices for certain vitamins.
82If we completely repealed the estate tax, it would provide an estimated $32 billion tax break for the Walton family - the founders of Wal-Mart.
83If credit unions can grow and prosper with a 15 percent cap, so can banks.
84If we are going to reverse the race to the bottom, workers must have the right to engage in collective bargaining.
85I see a future where American companies lead the world in the production of hybrid-plug in cars and electric vehicles.
86I see a future where getting to work or to school or to the store does not have to cause pollution.
87A president and a party that can provide insurance for 31 million more Americans is far preferable to most voters than a party that only says, 'No.'
88Before Social Security existed, about half of America's senior citizens lived in poverty.
89At its worst, Washington is a place where name-calling partisan politics too often trumps policy.
90Of course the Republicans have long wanted to privatize Social Security and destroy it. But Social Security has been the most important and valuable social program in the history of the United States.
91Citizens in a democracy need diverse sources of news and information.
92You want to know the way to raise money? Put a transaction fee on Wall Street, so maybe we can curb some of the speculation and raise some money.
93I'm not much into speculation.
94I come from a rural state. People drive 50, 100 miles to and from work every single day. That is true all over America.
95The Federal Reserve needs to provide small businesses in America with the same low-interest loans it gave to foreign banks.
96When we talk about the healthcare crisis in America we've got to also be talking about the dental crisis and how to address it.
97Two-thirds of the directors at the New York Fed are hand-picked by the same bankers that the Fed is in charge of regulating.
98I am sure that there are some single payer advocates who think the only thing worth fighting for is single payer.
99I think the American people in many cases want to transform our energy system.
100Let's be honest, dental care in America is extremely expensive, period.
101We still have people in the active duty, and if people are feeling ill, if they're experiencing various symptoms and they're still in the active duty, they're less likely to come forward because that could result in their medical discharge.
102The Fed has got to become a more democratic institution that is responsive to the needs of the middle class, not just Wall Street CEOs.
103The Federal Reserve has a responsibility to ensure the safety and soundness of financial institutions and to contain systemic risks in financial markets.
104Who do you think controls the Republican Party? Big money controls the Republican Party. This is where their campaign contributions come from.
105You know, let me be very clear. I supported Barack Obama originally.
106After all, Wall Street is clearly the most powerful lobbying force on Capitol Hill. From 1998 through 2008, the financial sector spent over $5 billion in lobbying and campaign contributions to deregulate Wall Street.
107At a time when the Post Office is losing substantial revenue from the instantaneous flow of information by email and on the Internet, slowing mail service is a recipe for disaster.
108If the goal of health-care reform is to provide comprehensive, universal health care in a cost-effective way, the only honest approach is a single-payer approach.
109I thought the Bush economic policy was a disaster. We lost 500,000 private sector jobs during his tenure.
110In Vermont, Governor Madeleine Kunin has given years of service to our state after becoming the state's first female governor in 1985. She is an inspiration to girls throughout Vermont and the country in allowing them to know that the opportunities they have are unlimited.
111As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.
112There are a lot of smart honest, progressive people who I think can be good presidents.
113If you look at the newspapers here - the Washington papers - most of the discussion deals with campaign gossip.
114The Postal Service is a vitally important institution for the American people. It must be saved.
115I don't consider myself a pariah.
116I don't believe there's a red state in America where people believe you should cut Medicare, Social Security and veterans' benefits rather than doing away with corporate tax loopholes.
117I have introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and make it clear that the Congress and state legislatures do have the ability and the power to regulate and get corporate funding out of political campaigns.
118The Occupy Wall Street protests are shining a national spotlight on the most powerful, dangerous and secretive economic and political force in America.
119People don't trust private health insurance companies for all the right reasons.
120I think it makes people in the Pentagon kind of nervous to know that chemical agents and environmental factors could cause so much damage in terms of what may happen in the future.
121You go to Scandinavia, and you will find that people have a much higher standard of living, in terms of education, health care and decent paying jobs.
122I see a future where states compete with one another to see which can be the most efficient, and where businesses seek out efficient states in which to locate so they can reap the economic and environmental benefits for their businesses and employees.
123Most of us have not heard about Master Limited Partnerships. These special financing arrangements allow oil and gas investors to avoid paying certain corporate income taxes, but are not available to clean energy businesses.
124For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.
125The Koch brothers, through the expenditure of billions of dollars and the creation and support of dozens of extreme right organizations, have taken fringe extremist ideas and made them mainstream within the Republican Party.
126History will record that the Citizens United decision is one of the worst in the history of our country.
127Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit.
128CEOs of large corporations earn 400 times what their workers make. That is not what America is supposed to be about.
129Establishing a 0.03 percent Wall Street speculation fee, similar to what we had from 1914-1966, would dampen the dangerous level of speculation and gambling on Wall Street, encourage the financial sector to invest in the productive economy and reduce the deficit by more than $350 billion over 10 years.
130Social Security is a promise that we cannot and must not break.
131I'm not a Democrat, I'm an Independent, but I caucus with the Democrats.
132The bottom line is that when Senator Inhofe says, 'Global warming is a hoax,' he is just dead wrong, according to the vast majority of climate scientists.
133These are the same people who believe, in some cases, the federal government should not play any role in providing health care to our people or protecting the environment.
134For better or worse, when Sen. Inhofe speaks, the Republican Party follows. And when the Republican Party follows, it is impossible to get real work done in the Congress.
135As Vermont's senator and a member of the Budget Committee, I will not support a plan to reduce the deficit that does not call for shared sacrifice.
136What some of us believe is that it is possible that if chemicals are related to Gulf War illness that some of the more severe symptoms may not erupt until 10 or 20 years down the line.
137If a financial institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist.
138The U.S. constitution is an extraordinary document. In my view, it should not be amended often.
139Not only must we fight to end disastrous unfettered free trade agreements with China, Mexico, and other low wage countries, we must fight to fundamentally rewrite our trade agreements so that American products, not jobs, are our number one export.
140In any democratic, civilized - even non-democratic nations, if you are a nation, it means to say that in our case, if there's a hurricane in Louisiana, the people of Vermont are there for them. If there's a tornado in the Midwest, we are there for them. If there's flooding in the East Coast, the people in California are there for us.
141I think the overwhelming majority of the American people know that we have got to stand together, that we're going to grow together, that we're going to survive together, and that if we start splintering, we're not going to succeed in a highly competitive international economy.
142Every working family in America knows how hard it is today to find affordable childcare or early childhood education.
143Coal and oil lobbyists added fossil fuels to a bill aimed at helping American manufacturers, so they too could claim 'manufacturing' tax deductions.
144The goal of real healthcare reform must be high-quality, universal coverage in a cost-effective way.
145To be honest with you, I worry about concentration of ownership in media, where you have a handful of media conglomerates largely controlling what we see, hear and read.
146There is nobody that I know who believes that Bank of America is a human being who should be entitled for the same constitutional rights that the people of our country are.
147At the current $5.15 an hour, the federal minimum wage has become a poverty wage. A full-time worker with one child lives below the official poverty line.
148Do the elected officials in Washington stand with ordinary Americans - working families, children, the elderly, the poor - or will the extraordinary power of billionaire campaign contributors and Big Money prevail? The American people, by the millions, must send Congress the answer to that question.
149Washington is dominated by big money.
150One in four corporations doesn't pay any taxes.
151You've got the top 400 Americans owning more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans. Most folks do not think that is right.
152As a single-payer advocate, I believe that at the end of the day, if a state goes forward and passed an effective single-payer program, it will demonstrate that you can provide quality health care to every man, woman and child in a more cost-effective way.
153It is incomprehensible that drug companies still get away with charging Americans twice as much, or more, than citizens of Canada or Europe for the exact same drugs manufactured by the exact same companies.
154Wall Street is greedy, reckless and they operate illegally. That's fine. But what do you do?
155We need an energy revolution by breaking our dependence on fossil fuels, polluting fuels... I am very, very confident our small state will lead this. We will be noticed by the country and the world.
156In my view, a corporation is not a person. A corporation does not have First Amendment rights to spend as much money as it wants, without disclosure, on a political campaign.
157Let us wage a moral and political war against war itself, so that we can cut military spending and use that money for human needs.
158Look, if you have somebody who doesn't have health insurance, who doesn't have a doctor or dentist, and in order to deal with their cold or flu or dental problem, they go to an emergency room - in general, that visit will cost ten times more than walking into a community health center.
159You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that's not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress.
160If you ask me about my views on the environment, on women's rights, on gay rights, I am liberal. I don't have a problem with that at all. Some of my best friends are liberal.
161Low-income people, racial or ethnic minorities, pregnant women, seniors, people with special needs, people in rural areas - they all have a much harder time accessing a dentist than other groups of Americans.
162What Wall Street and credit card companies are doing is really not much different from what gangsters and loan sharks do who make predatory loans. While the bankers wear three-piece suits and don't break the knee caps of those who can't pay back, they still are destroying people's lives.
163Here is what the practical impact of Citizens United means. What Citizens United means is that corporations call hundreds of millions of dollars into television ads, radio ads, and other forms of advertising to defeat those candidates who stand up and take them on.
164What the American people want to see in their president is somebody who not necessarily can win every fight, but they want to see him stand up and fight for what he believes, take his case to the American people.
165Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.
166Finally, let understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win.


1Has an older brother, Lawrence (Larry) Sanders (b. April 25, 1934), who has lived in England since 1968 and in 2016 was named the Health Spokesperson for the Green Party of England and Wales.
2Became the first Jewish person and the first non-Christian to win a presidential primary when he won the New Hampshire Primary in 2016.
3His original family surname was Gutman. His father was born Eliasz Gutman in Poland, immigrated to the U.S. in 1921 at age 17, and legally changed his name to Elias Sanders upon obtaining official United States citizenship in 1927. It was common for European immigrants in the early 20th century to Anglicize their names to sound "more American".
4Taught political science at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 1989.
5Taught political science at Hamilton College in 1991.
6Has a son named Levi, born in 1969 to Susan Campbell Mott.
7Became mayor of Burlington, Vermont in 1980.
8Has a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
9Studied at Brooklyn College for a year (1959-60) before transferring to the University of Chicago.
10Has a son named Levi and three stepchildren with Jane Driscoll.
11Was captain of his Track team in high school.
12In the summer of 1963, he was found guilty of resisting arrest during a demonstration against segregation in Chicago's public schools and was fined $25.
13Was present at the first Civil Rights sit-in in Chicago history when he and 32 other students at the University of Chicago participated in one in protest of the university's segregated housing policy.
14His father was a Polish immigrant whose family died in the Holocaust.
15U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2007. He replaced fellow Vermonter Jim Jeffords as the only independent in the Senate and is one of two current Congressional independents (alongside Angus King).
16Mayor of Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, 1981-1989.
17Congressman from Vermont, 1991-2007. For most of his tenure, he was the only independent in the House of Representatives.



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America's Election HQ2016TV SeriesHimself - Speaker
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Presidential Candidate / Himself - 2016 Presidential Candidate
Parts Per Billion2016Documentary shortHimself
We the People of the Revolution2016Documentary shortHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Guest / Himself
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth2016TV Series documentaryHimself
BET News2016TV SeriesHimself
The Real Voices2016TV Series documentaryHimself (2016)
Fox News Sunday2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Presidential Candidate / Himself
PBS Newshour Vote 2016 Democratic Debate2016TV SpecialHimself - Candidate
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2016TV SeriesHimself - 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Democratic Candidates Debate2016TV SpecialHimself - Candidate
Courting Des Moines2016Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Presidential Candidate
First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum on MSNBC2015TV SpecialHimself - Candidate
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself - 2016 Presidential Candidate
CNN Democratic Primary Debate2015TV SpecialHimself - Candidate (as Sen. Bernie Sanders)
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Overheard2015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
PoliticKING with Larry King2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - guest
The Colbert Report2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Ed Show2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - US Senator from Vermont
Ronan Farrow Daily2014TV SeriesHimself
Crossfire2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - U.S. Senator
The Independents2014TV SeriesHimself
The Cycle2013TV SeriesHimself
Jansing & Co.2013TV SeriesHimself
Moyers & Company2012TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fix2012DocumentaryHimself
Koch Brothers Exposed2012DocumentaryHimself - United States Senator for Vermont
Owned & Operated2012DocumentaryHimself
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?2011DocumentaryHimself
Book TV2011TV SeriesHimself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2011TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Prime Votes2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Dylan Ratigan Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Capitalism: A Love Story2009DocumentaryHimself
Broadcast Blues2009DocumentaryHimself
The Northeast Kingdom Music Festival Film2007Video documentary
American Blackout2006DocumentaryHimself
Orwell Rolls in His Grave2003DocumentaryCongressman from Vermont

Archive Footage

Watters' World2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Former Democratic Presidential Candidate
Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match2016TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Campaign Speech / Himself - With Hillary Clinton / ...
Frontline2008-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Senator, Vermont
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - New Hampshire Debate / Himself - At Democratic Convention / ...
The Drunken Peasants2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2005-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Rachel Maddow Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 2016 Presidential Candidate
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - 2016 Presidential Candidate
The Ed Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHimself - Vermont Senator
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
We're Not Broke2012DocumentaryHimself - Senator, Vermont
Ethos2011/IDocumentaryHimself - US Congress
Windfall2010DocumentaryHimself - Senator, Vermont
Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama2009DocumentaryHimself - Senator

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