Sanders Urges Solidarity Against Trump’s ‘Divisive’ Politics

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In this August 17, 2018, file photo, US Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, gestures as he speaks during a campaign stop for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum in Tampa, Florida. Sanders is scheduled to attend Labor Day events on September 3 in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Reprinted from The San Francisco Chronicle by Rob Wolfe on September 3, 2018.

US Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday urged New Hampshire workers to embrace the labor movement’s principle of solidarity in response to what he called the “divisive” politics of President Donald Trump.

“We will not allow Trump or anyone else to divide us up by the color of our skin, our religion, our nationality, or our sexual orientation,” Sanders said at a Labor Day breakfast organized by the AFL-CIO. “When they divide us up, they win. When we stand together, we win.”

The independent senator from Vermont and former presidential candidate argued that Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have lost sight of what the American people want. He cited polls that say most Americans support progressive policies like his, including Medicare for all and a $15 minimum wage. …

SF Chronicle 9/3

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