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In Search for Common Ground, Sanders Addresses Justice and Morality at Liberty University

LYNCHBURG, Va. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday received a warm welcome from more than 13,000 students at Liberty University where he spoke at a campus convocation about moral values and justice. Sanders was introduced to by Jerry Falwell Jr., the university president and son of the school’s founder. Sanders came to Liberty University, he said, because he believes it is “important for those with different views in our country to engage in civil discourse.” He spoke of the importance of exchanging ideas “with those who do not agree with us and see where, if possible, we can find …

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Sanders Talks Criminal Justice Reform

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been critical of our current justice system, calling it “broken” and saying that we need “major reforms.” This week Sanders will roll out a criminal justice bill with plans to implement…


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Sanders: Our Criminal Justice System is Broken, Ending Private Prisons is a Good First Step Forward

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders stated today that the United States needs major reforms to our broken criminal justice system, and that a good step forward would be to end the practice of prisons in America being run by private corporations. He will soon introduce legislation to do just that. Of the nearly 1.6 million people in federal and state prisons in 2013, 133,044 (8.4 percent) were in private prisons. That included 41,150 federal inmates in private facilities (19.1 percent of all federal prisoners) and 91,885 state prisoners in private facilities (6.8 percent of total state inmates). Most …

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Support Journey for Justice as it Marches Through Raleigh

Fifty years after passage of the Voting Rights Act, it shouldn’t be necessary to rally Americans on behalf of our right to vote, but it is. On Aug. 1, the NAACP began leading an 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington to demand justice, equality and voting rights in a historic event called America’s Journey for Justice. As the march makes its way through the Deep South to our nation’s capital, the NAACP will lift up the call for equitable schools, sustainable jobs and voting rights. The Democracy Initiative – a dynamic network of labor, civil rights, voting rights, environmental …

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