Sanders on Human Rights

From the article:
19 Examples of Bernie Sanders’ Powerful Record on Civil and Human Rights Since the 1950s–From fighting segregation to standing against police violence.

  1. Raising Money For Korean Orphans while in High School!
  2. Being Arrested For Desegregation while in College.
  3. Calling For Full Gay Equality 40 years ago!
  4. Standing Up For Victims Of U.S. Imperialism In Latin America in 1985.
  5. Condemned And Opposed Welfare Reform and Dog Whistle Politics implemented and supported by President Bill Clinton.
  6. Vocally Condemned and Opposed “Tough on Crime” policies his entire career.
  7. Voted Against Cutting Off Prisoners From Federal Education Funds in the 90’s.
  8. Took the IMF, the Clinton administration and Robert Rubin over workers rights in Indonesia.
  9. A 93 percent rating from the ACLU and a 97% rating by the NAACP.
  10. Voted Against the PATRIOT Act: The USA PATRIOT Act.
  11. Opposed Both Iraq Wars.
  12. Sanders practices “solidarity politics” organizing to protect workers in “both” countries.
  13. Endorsed Jesse Jackson.
  14. Speaks Up For Palestinians.
  15. Strongly Condemns Police Violence.
  16. Embraced Immigrants When Hillary Clinton Refused To Talk To Them.
  17. Defender of the Voter Rights Act.
  18. Fights Against Employment Discrimination for LGBT Communities.
  19. Has a Detailed Plan to End Economic Crisis in Minority Communities

As Mayor, U.S. House of Representative Member and Senator of the State of Vermont, these were not issues that were high on the agenda of his constituents, so that fact that he has consistently made these issues such a high priority over the years speaks Volumes.