Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Voice for Equality: Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is the junior senator from Vermont. Bernie attended the University of Chicago before moving to Vermont to become a carpenter and journalist. After unsuccessfully running for the Senate and Governorship under the anti-Vietnam War Liberty Union Party, Sanders was successfully elected Mayor of Burlington, VT in 1981. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1990 and held that position for eight terms, making him the longest-serving independent member in the U.S. House.

In 2006, he succeeded fellow independent Jim Jeffords to become U.S. Senator for Vermont. He sits on the Committee on Environment and Public Works and serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy. He is also a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, and the Committee on the Budget.

Senator Sanders is a strong supporter of gay rights, including marriage equality, and has received a 100% supportive rating from the Human Rights Campaign.

Freedom to Marry salutes Senator Bernie Sanders as a Voice for Equality!

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