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Senator Sanders Addressing National Conference 2022

Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent Senator from Vermont and ESOP supporter will be addressing the National Conference on May 5, 2022. 

Senator Sanders, the longest standing Independent member of Congress, has represented Vermont in the US Senate since 2007. In his 3rd term in the Senate, he is currently the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and a high-ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, among other Senate committee assignments.  

Sanders began his political career as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, where he served four terms. In 1990 he was elected as an Independent to the House of Representatives from Vermont’s at-large congressional seat where he served for 16 years until his election to the US Senate.

In the Senate he’s taken on many of the biggest issues facing our nation and works hard to influence legislation in a variety of areas. As part of that agenda, we are lucky to count him a strong supporter of ESOPs, and he’s been supportive and active trying to secure legislative victories that advance employee ownership. 

Senator Sanders routinely works across the aisle to advance our interests, he is one of our strongest champions. 

Notably, he first ran for president in 2016, when he won 23 primaries and caucuses, based largely on enthusiastic grassroots support. In 2020, ran again for the Democratic party nomination for president, nearly gaining the nomination over then-Vice President Biden.

Senator Sanders has led a lifetime of activism for the causes that he’s believed in and supported. As a leading and highly influential voice in the Democratic party, he’s been Time magazine’s Person of the Year (2015), has appeared a couple of films, and written several books on politics.

Senator Sanders' full biography is available on his website: 

Hear from Senator Sanders, May 5, 2022 at 9:30AM only at TEA National Conference 2022