Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders)

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U.S. Senator from Vermont and candidate for President of the United States.

https://BernieSanders.com/vote

Vermont

2010-11-17 17:53:52

This is a massive crisis and it is absurd that in the United States of America, our medical personnel and our hospitals do not have the equipment and protection they need.

This is a massive crisis and it is absurd that in the United States of America, our medical personnel and our hospitals do not have the equipment and protection they need.

As frontline workers, we put the needs of our customers before our own every time we start a shift. 

It’s time Walmart enact a #PaidLeave policy to provide us some protections from COVID-19.

As frontline workers, we put the needs of our customers before our own every time we start a shift. It’s time Walmart enact a  #PaidLeave policy to provide us some protections from COVID-19.

Frontline workers—including grocery and pharmacy workers, warehouse workers, medical personnel, farmworkers, food processing workers, truck drivers, postal workers, delivery drivers, and janitors—must be provided hazard pay, child care, and safe working conditions.

 #Frontline Transport Workers must be protected. When employers don't meet their obligation to protect us, workers must fightback to defend our health and safety. When workers fightback we win!!  #CoronavirusPandemic  #PPENow  #Covid19  @ATU, Transit Union

Transport workers are the circulatory system that delivers essential workers to the #frontlines of the war against #Covid19. We embrace our duty, but government has a reciprocal obligation to protect us with #PPE and all sensible measures to reduce our exposure #PPENow

Transport workers are the circulatory system that delivers essential workers to the  #frontlines of the war against  #Covid19. We embrace our duty, but government has a reciprocal obligation to protect us with  #PPE and all sensible measures to reduce our exposure  #PPENow

.@Walmart is owned by the wealthiest family in the country.

Their workers should not have to put their lives at risk to earn their paycheck.

Walmart must end their greed, guarantee sick leave to all and stop putting workers at risk.

@Walmart is owned by the wealthiest family in the country. Their workers should not have to put their lives at risk to earn their paycheck. Walmart must end their greed, guarantee sick leave to all and stop putting workers at risk.

Our country is facing its worst crisis in modern history. Congress must pass, in the very near future, the boldest piece of legislation ever written in modern history. Join me to discuss the next phase of our response. With music by  @Bon Iver and  @Ciro Di Marzio https://www.pscp.tv/w/cVe3DjMyNzU3OTl8MWxEeExna2JxUHlKbTNY7IGdeoAUHNpCydm_x6vBLLbGYrLUKSuMVZe4z1sd

Join us soon for our virtual town hall at http://live.berniesanders.com. What questions do you have about the health and economic crises we're facing that you would like to hear answered?

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET join me for a live town hall on the coronavirus pandemic and our priorities for the next relief package, featuring music by @boniver and @sopharela. Watch at

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET join me for a live town hall on the coronavirus pandemic and our priorities for the next relief package, featuring music by  @Bon Iver and  @soccer mommy. Watch at http://live.berniesanders.com.

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET join me for a live town hall on the coronavirus pandemic and our priorities for the next relief package, featuring music by @boniver and @sopharela. Watch at

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET join me for a live town hall on the coronavirus pandemic and our priorities for the next relief package, featuring music by  @Bon Iver and  @soccer mommy. Watch at http://live.berniesanders.com.

If you're able, please chip in to support Get Us PPE Fund, Feeding America, Movement for Black Lives COVID19 Mutual Aid Fund, UE Research and Education Fund, United for Respect, and Freelancers Relief Fund, who are helping those in need during this crisis.https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-coronavirus-new-donations/?refcode=tw200404

When Dr. King was shot 52 years ago on this day, he was in Memphis standing with exploited sanitation workers. Our job, our mission, is to carry on his fight. We must work every day to build a nation where every person is able to live a life of peace and dignity.

52 years ago, Rev. Dr. #MLK was assassinated. Despite great ridicule & resistance from the status quo, he continued to fight for justice!🙏🏾👊🏾

“God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.”

52 years ago, Rev. Dr.  #MLK was assassinated. Despite great ridicule & resistance from the status quo, he continued to fight for justice!🙏🏾👊🏾 “God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.”

It's outrageous that during this time essential workers are forced to work without the proper safety equipment. I stand with  @Sprouts workers demanding PPE, hazard pay, sick days, and a safety committee now. Add your name to their petition: http://tinyurl.com/tmmdjps

The coronavirus does not differentiate based on immigration status and our economic and health response must not either. Guaranteeing all residents the assistance they need makes us safer, stronger, and is the morally right thing to do.

Hotspots like NYC are in dire need of supplies to protect the health care workers risking their lives to care for others. I agree with  @Bill de Blasio and  @NYSNA: Trump must stop playing political games and get it done now. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/bill-de-blasio-coronavirus-medical-supplies-cnntv/index.html

Your health care cannot be tied to your employment. It has to be seen as a human right.

Your health care cannot be tied to your employment. It has to be seen as a human right.

We have a responsibility to ensure no person goes hungry during this crisis. We must: ✅Increase SNAP benefits and expand SNAP and WIC ✅Double funding for The Emergency Food Program ✅Expand Meals on Wheels and school meals programs

At a time when millions are losing their jobs AND their health care, the American people are now seeing the gross deficiencies in our employer-based private health care system. Health care is a human right, not an employee benefit. Medicare for All!

Just as other countries have, including the UK, Norway, and Denmark, we must make sure that every worker in America continues to receive their paycheck during this crisis, retroactive to the beginning of the crisis.

I hope very much that out of this terrible tragedy we do some fundamental rethinking about the nature of American society.

I hope very much that out of this terrible tragedy we do some fundamental rethinking about the nature of American society.

In this unprecedented moment in modern American history, it is imperative that we respond in an unprecedented way. That means that Congress must pass, in the very near future, the boldest piece of legislation ever written in modern history. https://berniesanders.com/issues/priorities-next-coronavirus-relief-package/

It's outrageous that frontline workers like the  @NationalNursesUnited are treating those with COVID-19 and still don't have sufficient protective equipment amid this crisis. Trump must immediately and forcefully use the Defense Production Act to get this done. https://act.medicare4all.org/signup/covid-19-protect/

If the president and Mitch McConnell think there is not another major emergency bill coming soon, they are terribly wrong. The country is in crisis and we have got to respond to that crisis.

If the president and Mitch McConnell think there is not another major emergency bill coming soon, they are terribly wrong. The country is in crisis and we have got to respond to that crisis.

It is absurd that someone could be diagnosed with coronavirus and receive a massive bill for the treatment. We must come together and make health care a right for all.

It is absurd that someone could be diagnosed with coronavirus and receive a massive bill for the treatment. We must come together and make health care a right for all.

Jeff Bezos: The richest man in the world. Amazon: Pays $0 in federal income taxes. Workers: Unable to get the protection they need. The greed has got to end. I stand with Amazon workers who are fighting for their rights.

Listen to the powerful words of this Amazon employee in New York, where workers walked off the job to demand better safety precautions in response to COVID-19

Listen to the powerful words of this Amazon employee in New York, where workers walked off the job to demand better safety precautions in response to COVID-19

I stand with the flight attendants. The airline grants in the COVID-19 bill must be approved now to fully fund the paychecks and benefits of 2 million workers. Secretary Mnuchin: Stop delaying this relief. Workers can't afford to wait. They need help now. https://www.afacwa.org/tell_secretary_mnuchin_you_can_t_leverage_people

If you can't win on your ideas and need to depend on low turnout and voter suppression, get out of politics and get another job.

The Speaker of the Georgia state House doesn't like mailing voters absentee ballots during the virus outbreak.  Why?  Because he says it will hurt conservative Republicans by driving up turnout.

The Speaker of the Georgia state House doesn't like mailing voters absentee ballots during the virus outbreak. Why? Because he says it will hurt conservative Republicans by driving up turnout. https://twitter.com/bluestein/status/1245539045331132416

Health care workers risk their lives every day to fight this pandemic, and they deserve to have their collective bargaining rights protected. Clark County must reverse this disgraceful decision.

In the wealthiest country in history, it's unacceptable that public schools are crumbling. The  @@VoteYesforMPS and  @voteyes4OurKids school district funding referendums on the ballot in Milwaukee and Racine are exactly the kind of investment Wisconsin students need and deserve.

In the midst of the exploding unemployment and public health crises, Congress must pass new and unprecedented emergency legislation that guarantees health care for all and allows every American worker to continue receiving their paycheck. Working on details now.

We need Medicare for All so that your health insurance is not tied to your job.

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