Bernie Sanders – Then and Now (1985-2015)

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Bernie Sanders – Then and Now (1985-2015)
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30 Years of Speeches (shortened version):

——————————A Brief History
– Bernie Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland whose family (father’s side) was murdered in the Holocaust.

– Bernie and his brother Larry grew up in a small rent-controlled apartment in Brooklyn. As a member of the struggling working-class, Sanders recognized early on America’s economic disparity.

– In 1962, Bernie Sanders was arrested for fighting for Civil Rights. He protested against segregation in public schools in Chicago, and was called an “outside agitator” for putting up flyers around the city that exposed police brutality.

– Bernie Sanders attended the 1963 March on Washington and witnessed Martin Luther King, Jr. give his “I Have a Dream” speech in person.

– In 1981, Bernie defeated the six-term incumbent running as an independent, and became mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city.

– As of 2015, Bernie Sanders is the longest serving independent member of Congress (House and Senate) in American history.

Timecode Guide:
0:00 – 1980s
2:29 – Early 1990s
7:38 – Mid-Late 1990s
10:38 – Early-Mid 2000s
13:38 – Late 2000s
15:07 – 2011-2015

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