Sanders Stops in Philadelphia to Support Union

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Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed a crowd at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention this morning, following Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech yesterday.

Presidential candidates are flocking to Philadelphia in anticipation of the April 26 primary.

Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed a crowd at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention this morning, following Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech yesterday.


Sanders focused on the need to change the status quo in the country when it comes to creating health care and Social Security benefits, implementing free college tuition, raising the minimum wage and supporting unions. He claimed these are not “radical ideas.”

“Real change in this country never takes place from the top on down,” he said. “It always took place from the bottom on up.”

In discussing unions and the workforce, he emphasized his disappointment at the fact that America is “the only major country” that does not guarantee paid family leave, which he followed by vowing to support three months paid leave.

Both candidates brought up domestic crises, such as the situation in Flint, Mich.

“Children being poisoned by water is something to make everyone in this room disgusted,” Sanders said.

Unlike Clinton, Sanders did not discuss anything related to international affairs or U.S. relations with Israel, but rather focused on fixing the country at home by creating more jobs and benefits.

“If elected president, we are together going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent,” Sanders said.

He voiced his support for education and accessibility, adding that isn’t enough when looking at public education to only look at younger levels such as first, second and third grades.

“Young people need more education,” he said, “and that is why I believe we should make public colleges and tuition free.

“Don’t tell me we can’t transform this country … It can happen.”

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