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Donkees's Journal
Donkees's Journal
August 15, 2018

CBS This Morning - Sen. Bernie Sanders says GOP is "bankrupt intellectually"

Published on Aug 15, 2018
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won his state's Democratic primary Tuesday night. But he will run as an independent for re-election in November. Sanders joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the ideas Democrats are fighting for and the energy he's seen across the country.
August 13, 2018

Sanders Calls on UVM Medical Center Board to Meet with Nurses and Direct Hospital to Negotiate ...

Sanders Calls on UVM Medical Center Board to Meet with Nurses and Direct Hospital to Negotiate Fair Contract


Monday, August 13, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 13– U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on the University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees Monday “to take a more active role in the contract negotiations between management and the nurses’ union.”

In a letter to Allie Stickney, the chair of the Board of Trustees, Sanders said, “The primary responsibility and obligation of any non-profit board is not to management, but to the organization, and that includes providing oversight and guidance on issues related to the organization’s workforce.”

“For most people, the nurses are the hospital,” Sanders said. “They are also our neighbors, friends and family. Vermonters want to see them paid fairly and treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

Negotiations between the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and the hospital administration resumed Monday.

“No hospital can operate effectively without a strong and highly motivated nursing workforce. Yet, UVM-MC – the largest and most important component of Vermont’s healthcare delivery system – is facing a serious nursing crisis. The hospital has a high nurse turnover rate and more than 170 vacancies, as nurses leave for higher paying jobs elsewhere,” Sanders said.


August 11, 2018

VPR Audio Interview: Campaign 2018: Bernie Sanders Makes His Case For A Third Term As Senator


Sen. Bernie Sanders is running for a third term in the U.S. Senate. He'll be on the primary ballot on Tuesday, Aug. 14, seeking the Democratic nomination.

Vermont Edition spoke to Sen. Sanders about his reasons for running and his top priorities.

Broadcast on Friday, Agust 10, 2018 at noon
August 11, 2018

Photo: Bernie and Ady

August 9, 2018

NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Reelection

August 9, 2018

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for reelection in Vermont.

“Bernie has become one of the most outspoken and visible advocates for ending marijuana prohibition,” stated NORML PAC Executive Director Erik Altieri, “He has called for sensible drug policy throughout his career, made descheduling marijuana a key component of his platform when running for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016, and has co-sponsored key pieces of federal legislation such as the Marijuana Justice Act. Senator Sanders doesn’t restrict his fight for reform to backroom meetings and floor speeches in Congress, he takes our message with him as he holds massive rallies and town halls across not just the state of Vermont, but throughout the country. His fire and passion have helped elevate our issue in the national dialogue and we are honored to support his reelection campaign. He is a true leader in the marijuana legalization revolution.”



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