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Bernard Sanders born September 8, is an American politician who has served as member of the working class junior United States senator from Vermont since and as U. Representative for the state's at-large congressional district from to He is the longest-serving independent in U. Before his election to Congress, he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont. Often considered one of the most popular politicians in America, Sanders self-identifies as a democratic socialist and has been credited with influencing a leftward shift in the Democratic Party since his presidential campaign.
An advocate of social democratic and progressive policies, he is known for his opposition to economic inequality and neoliberalism. On domestic policy, he supports labor rightsuniversal and single-payer healthcarepaid parental leavetuition-free tertiary educationand an ambitious Green New Deal to create jobs addressing climate change. On foreign policy, he supports reducing military spendingpursuing more diplomacy and international cooperationand putting greater emphasis on labor rights and environmental concerns when negotiating international trade agreements.
Sanders supports workplace democracyand has praised elements of the Nordic model.
Some commentators have described his politics as aligned with the New Deal policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and left-wing populism. Born into a working-class Jewish family and raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York CitySanders attended Brooklyn College before graduating from the University of Chicago in While a student, he was a protest organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement.
After settling in Vermont inhe ran unsuccessful third-party political campaigns in the early to mids. He was elected mayor of Burlington in as an independent and click reelected three times. He won election to the U. House of Representatives inrepresenting Vermont's at-large congressional district, later co-founding the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
He served as a U. Representative for 16 years before being elected to the U. Senate in Sanders was reelected to the Senate in and He chaired the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee from to Sanders was a major candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in and Despite initially low expectations, his campaign generated significant grassroots enthusiasm and funding from small-dollar donors, carrying Sanders to victory against eventual nominee Hillary Clinton in 23 primaries and caucuses before he conceded in July.
In Aprilhe conceded member of the working class nomination to Joe Bidenwho had won a series of decisive victories as the field narrowed.
Sanders supported Clinton and Biden in their general election campaigns against Donald Trump while continuing his efforts to move the Democratic Party in a more progressive direction. InElias immigrated to the United States, where he became a paint salesman. Sanders became interested in politics at an early age.]