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Sanders Speaks to Crowd in Knoxville About Campaign Platform

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at 1:03 pm
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Schneider

Bernie Sanders

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of 500 at Northstar Elementary in Knoxville Thursday morning.

The Vermont Senator addressed a wide range of issues, including income inequality, family leave, health care, trade and unemployment, among other topics.

He says while many of his opponents claim his ideas are radical, the majority of Americans support his stances on policy. Sanders discussed his desire for “political revolution,” and his reaffirmed his stance against unlimited spending of money in politics.

“I do believe we need leadership in this country, that is prepared to take on enormously wealthy, powerful people who want it all,” Sanders said. “And our job is to create an economics and politics in this country, which is open all.”

Sanders also answered questions about racial issues, gun control, arts in education, college affordability, and ensuring fair employment opportunities for those with disabilities.

The full speech is posted in the media player below: