September 23, 2019
Bernie Sanders is a senator from Vermont. While he is officially independent, he caucuses with the Democrats for committee purposes. Sanders ran unsuccessfully for the democratic nomination in 2016 and seeks it again now. His self-described democratic socialist platform is built around decreasing the influence of lobbyists. Some of Sanders’ proposals include tuition free college, universal health care and increasing taxes on wealthy companies. Sanders also emphasizes the idea of rooting out discrimination on the basis of race, gender and sexual orientation. On immigration, Sanders supports a pathway towards citizenship for migrant families.
“If a mother and a child walk thousands of miles on a dangerous path, in my view they are not criminals. They are people fleeing violence,” Sanders said in the Salt Lake City Democratic debate.