Sanders wants his issues heard at convention - – Rockford’s News Leader

Sanders wants his issues heard at convention


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he has a long list of issues he plans to pursue when the Democratic Party holds its nominating convention in Philadelphia at the end of July.

After meeting with President Barack Obama, Sanders tells reporters that the U.S. is the wealthiest nation in the world and should not have millions of senior citizens and disabled veterans struggling to put food on the table because of inadequate Social Security benefits.

He says the U.S. should not have Americans living in some of its inner-cities and rural areas with life expectancies lower than third world countries.

He also is bemoaning the debt facing college students, crumbling infrastructure and the influence that billionaires have on politics, the economy and the media.

Sanders is promising to continue his run at least through next week's primary in the District of Columbia.

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