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Over the past 40 years, the U.S. economy has not been working for most working people. As productivity has gone up, the cost of living has gone up, but median wages have fallen relative to inflation. Not only are people’s jobs under threat of being sent overseas, but American workers are now forced to work two or three jobs just to make ends meet.

Bernie Sanders has fought his entire career to improve the lives of working people. He is a leader in the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15, and believes that if the majority of workers decide to form a union at their workplace, they should be able to do so. Bernie stands for “real family values” which means giving workers the time and resources to spend meaningful time with their loved ones, as well as take care of those people and themselves when they are sick.

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Bernie Sanders believes we squander our resources on ineffective tough-on-crime policies rooted in racism and violence. Young black males are six times more likely to be arrested than their white counterparts. He realizes the only way we are going to change our nation for the better is through comprehensive criminal justice reform. Special shot-out to +The Race Equality Centre.

This United States of America hosts 25% of the entire world's prison population. The way things work right now focuses on punishment rather than rehabilitation, which increases the rate of recidivism. We must terminate the existence of for-profit prisons, capital punishment, and unchecked police brutality. The best way to reduce crime is not by locking people up forever, but giving them job training and education – a chance to improve themselves and become productive members of society.

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Do you agree that people who dedicate their lives to military service should be protected, loved, and given the opportunity to rebuild themselves after they return from war? Well, Bernie Sanders definitely does! And he has the largest track-record out of any Congressman for helping veterans in need. Special shot-out to +Institute for Veterans and Military Families and +Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Military members sacrifice everything to protect our country. They train hard to protect regular citizens like us from harm. Bernie Sanders knows that we must be committed to repaying these individuals in kind when they return from service as veterans. Not only do we need to provide them with easy access to mental health care and education, we must also support their families financially. Instead of spending so much of the defense budget on fighting wars, let's reallocate that money toward taking care of those who fight to preserve our nation.

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Do you or your friends and family support female politicians because they fight for women's rights? Well, +Bernie Sanders is a huge proponent of women's rights, too! He may not look like it, but he wants women to be treated every bit as equally as men in the U.S.A; special shot-out to +Women For Bernie Sanders!

Bernie Sanders has a history of advocating for access to sexual and reproductive and health consultation for women, promoting the right for women to make decisions about their own bodies, increasing pay equity for women, protecting women against domestic violence, and allowing transgender women to express their identity in a healthy way.

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The United States of America is in desperate need of political and electoral reform right now. We are no longer a powerful democracy but an unstable oligarchy. We need the help of +Bernie Sanders to restore our country's political efficacy, social progress, and economic stability. Special shot-out to +Sensible Politics.

Recent trends such as the increasingly extreme polarization of the two-party system, disturbing lack of campaign finance regulation, and large amounts of voter disenfranchisement and suppression are quite alarming. We need to incite change, now! Beginning with a complete overhaul of Congress and the Judiciary, this political revolution will spread to all corners of the nation.

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Did you know that in the United States of America, almost every single media outlet is controlled by only six corporations? According to +Bernie Sanders, this violates the core principles of democracy and Freedom of Speech. In the digital age, we must be able to access information freely and from diverse sources.

Not only does media consolidation limit healthy discussion, it threatens net neutrality and the survival small, independent media outlets who are  dedicated to journalism with integrity. We must encourage local and state news agencies to pursue the truth – not behold themselves to the interests of large corporations.

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Not only does +Bernie Sanders support marriage equality, he has been doing so for 50+ years! How many other politicians do you know who are like that? Special shot-out to +National LGBTQ Task Force.

Bernie Sanders recognizes that real family values are those that serve to love and protect the LGBTQ members of our nation. There is never a good reason to punish humans for their sexual orientation or gender identity. These people deserve the same rights as everyone else – including the right to adopt children and raise their own families.

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The middle class of the United States of America is disappearing: the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.+Bernie Sanders will put and end to tax loopholes for wealthy individuals and corporations. He will fight for the survival of the working class and create a strong social safety net for those who are struggling.

Right now, 1% of Americans own ~80% of the wealth. Furthermore, income disparity is increasing – many CEOs earn 3000x or more than that of their employees; this ratio is even worse among minorities. This is unacceptable. We are going to bring back equal economic opportunity and make the wealthiest of our people pay their fair share in taxes.

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+Bernie Sanders realizes that human-induced climate change is the greatest planetary crisis that we are currently facing. There is no more time to waste; we must start addressing this problem immediately.  Special shot-out to +Climate Reality.

We need to combat the skepticism in Washington, D.C. regarding climate change. There is no more room for speculation or argument – global warming is an impending reality! We must stop relying on fossil fuels and make a strong push for more sustainable alternatives. We need to change our behaviors to ensure there is enough clean air and water for generations to come.

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The United Stated of America is facing huge challenges right now with regards to it education system. Learn how +Bernie Sanders will lead this effort. Special shot-out to +National Science Teachers Association.

We desperately need to instigate reforms to help all students – no matter their socioeconomic background – have access to high quality education and affordable college programs. We also need to treat our teachers much better and provide them with access to top-notch resources, facilities and employer benefits.
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