Elected Experience: United States Senator, Vermont, 2007 to Present; United States Representative, Vermont, 1991 to 2007; Mayor, City of Burlington, 1981 to 1989
Other Professional Experience: College Instructor, Freelance Writer, Documentary Filmmaker, Carpenter
Education: Brooklyn College (Attended); University of Chicago, A.B., 1964
Community Service: No information submitted
Statement: I am asking people not simply to support my candidacy for president, but to be part of a movement of millions of Americans who stand up and say loudly and clearly that this country and our government belong to all of us, and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and large corporations. To my mind, this is the only way to address the major economic, political, social, racial and environmental challenges facing our country.
Given the serious crises this country faces, now is not the time for the same old establishment politics. I am running for President to fight income inequality, create millions of jobs, raise wages, and provide health care for all Americans as a human right. Together, our movement will make public colleges and universities tuition-free, combat climate change, reform a broken criminal justice system, ensure equal pay, and reclaim our democracy from the billionaires who are buying our elections.
We need an economy and a system of justice that works for all Americans, not just the people on top. We need a political revolution demanding our government represents us all, not just the top 1%. If we stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.