Candidate Bernie Sanders

On February 19, 2019 Senator Bernie Sanders (77), announced his second presidential campaign. Although his 2016 campaign was unsuccessful he did win 23 primaries and caucuses and approximately 43% of pledged delegates.  With this second announcement, Sanders has brought in more than $5.9 million from more than 220,000 donors in the first 24 hours. A self-described democratic socialist and progressive, Sanders has been in public service since 1981. He began as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont and his 1990 election to the U. S. House of Representative made him the first independent candidate to be elected to Congress since 1950. He currently serves as the U.S. Senator from Vermont. Sanders’ campaign platform will likely be based on his long-standing ideologies. He supports banning assault weaponsuniversal federal background checks, and closing the gun show loophole. He is a staunch supporter of a universal health care system, calls for bold action to reverse global warming , and stated that “we must end global oligarchy” and that “we need . . .  a tax system which is fair, progressive and transparent.”


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Evanston is known nationally for its activism and the 2019 democratic primary election is no different. Do you want to help volunteer in Evanston for Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Nomination? We’re here to get you connected, organized and involved. Come to our next political committee meeting, fill out the form below or email us at

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