2016 Political Profiles: Bernie Sanders

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Isabelle Neal, Staff Writer

Featured Candidate:

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders officially announced his campaign to run for president on May 26, 2015. His campaign is known for being largely funded by small donations made by supporters. Though Sanders’ opponent Hillary Clinton started the presidential race more well known, Sanders has won 8 of the last 9 primary elections, and receives support from younger generations.

Alma mater:

Brooklyn College, University of Chicago

Known for:

Junior United States Senator from Vermont, member of the United States House of Representatives from Vermont’s at-large district

Proposals:

  • Immigration reform to provide citizenship using executive order
  • Pro-choice abortion action
  • Implement stricter gun laws
  • Universal health care