U.S. Senator for Vermont. Not me, us.
Joined on 17 November, 2010
Walmart, the largest employer in America, is owned by the richest family in America. Their wealth has gone up $50 billion during the pandemic, and they spend millions on themselves. But the company they own starts workers off at $11 an hour. That is outrageous.
Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would benefit 32 million workers and would give low-wage workers an extra $3,300 a year.
I'll say that again. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would benefit 32 MILLION workers. Let's get it done.
I am inspired daily by how Congresswoman @AyannaPressley represents her communities w/ moral clarity in Congress & am deeply humbled by her support. This endorsement reflects our campaign’s commitment to the working families of Revere & Winthrop. Pitch In:
The owners of Walmart, the Walton Family, are the richest family in the country. They're worth $200 billion. They currently pay at least HALF their workers less than $15 an hour. That is absurd. The richest family in America can afford to pay their workers a living wage.
We need #COVIDReliefNow!!
Join our member orgs @LUCHA_AZ & @citizenactionny Feb. 25th @ 8PM EST for a discussion w/ Senators @BernieSanders, and @SenSchumer on the current package, and how we can WIN the relief we need.
Musical guest: @SamTrump. RSVP:
Let me congratulate the workers at Amazon for having the incredible courage to stand up and to fight for a union. The fight you are waging will send a message to workers all across the country that if they stand up, stand together, and fight, they can win.
Some people — including Senators — say, "Well, Bernie, how can we afford to act on climate change?” The real question is: how can we afford NOT to act while climate change causes destruction and suffering? We have a moral obligation to protect the planet for future generations.
I’m proud to support @gilcedillo’s campaign for reelection to the City Council. He knows that working people built Los Angeles, and he fights every day to make sure their voices are heard over the concerns of the wealthy and the powerful.
THREAD: Following multiple defeats in the 2020 election, Georgia Republicans are returning to their voter suppression tactics to hold onto waning power. #HB531, presented by voter suppressor Rep. Barry Fleming, includes several rollbacks on voting rights. ⬇️ 1/ #gapol
Cowardly Republicans, afraid of democracy, want to make it harder for people to participate in the political process. What are they afraid of? Our job is to make it easier to vote, increase voter turnout and strengthen our democracy. Together, we will end voter suppression.
Kroger says it will close more stores instead of giving workers hazard pay
This is the height of corporate greed. The owners of Kroger choose to shut down stores instead of simply paying the workers risking their lives who make their corporate profits possible. Absolutely despicable.
When the gap between the very rich & everyone else is widening; when the 50 richest Americans own more wealth than the bottom half of our country; when the effective tax rate of billionaires is less than that of average workers; YES. We must address income & wealth inequality.
Raising the minimum wage is not just about economic justice – it is about racial justice. Nearly half of Black and Latino workers in America make under $15 an hour. We must end starvation wages, and give 32 million Americans a raise by increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
"I do support a $15 minimum wage. I think there is equally as much if not more evidence to dictate that it would grow the economy and in the long-run and medium run ,benefit small business and large businesses."
-@JoeBiden in Milwaukee tonight standing strong to #RaiseTheWage
The overwhelming majority of the American people understand that we must end starvation wages in America. That means raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour by 2025. Period.
Let's be clear. The rich are doing just fine. Billionaires are seeing tremendous growth in their wealth. But working families are living in more desperation than at any time since the Great Depression. Congress has got to move forward vigorously, and help the American people.
Instead of spending billions on 30 second tv ads, Democrats must invest in 12 months a year grassroots organizing around the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice. If we build a political movement from the ground on up, we cannot lose.
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