Tag Archives: Bernie 2016

Sanders Asks Dems: Whose Side are We On?

The BERNIE 2016 campaign has issued the following media statement re: the future orientation of the Democratic Party: Sanders to Democratic Party: Whose Side are We On? April 28, 2016 SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Saying that “our job is to revitalize American democracy,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday challenged the Democratic Party establishment to decide if it will fight for working families or do the bidding of Wall Street, big oil, the pharmaceutical industry and other special interests. “Are we on the side of working people or big-money interests? Do we stand with the elderly, the sick and the poor or do we stand with Wall Street speculators and the insurance companies?” the Democratic Party presidential candidate asked 8,300 supporters at an outdoor rally at Island Park. He said a key reason why 63 percent of voters did not go to the polls in the last election Read more

Sanders Blasts Clinton’s Oil and Gas Lobbyist Support

Bernie 2016 Campaign Media Release: Hillary Clinton has fundraised heavily from lobbyists working for the oil and gas industry. According to an analysis by Greenpeace, 53 oil and gas industry lobbyists have directly contributed to Clinton’s campaign, with 43 of them contributing the maximum allowed for the primary. Eleven of those 53 lobbyists are working as bundlers, and have raised over $1.1 million in bundled contributions between them. It’s no wonder that back in December Clinton refused to agree to stop accepting money from the fossil fuel industry when pressed at a town hall, saying, “I’m not going to do a litmus test on them.” Click here to read analyses by both Greenpeace and the Huffington Post on Hillary Clinton’s support from the oil and gas industry, as well as details on her lobbyist bundlers. Read more