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Sarah Scanlon, director of Pride4Bernie

Sarah Scanlon, director of Pride4Bernie

Sarah Scanlon, director of Pride4Bernie
March 20
09:03 2016

Scanlon began her political activism as a child growing up in Arkansas. She comes from a family that has long been involved in southern politics: her grandfather started the political tradition by helping Lyndon Johnson become U.S. Senator from Texas, and her mother ran for the Arkansas State Legislature in the 1970s, campaigning for the equality of women. In the late 1980s, Sarah moved to the Pacific Northwest. After working various jobs, she returned to the world of politics and worked on various legislative and initiative campaigns. Before her current position as director of LGBTQ outreach for the Bernie 2016 campaign, she served as the state director in Arkansas, where she lives with her wife and child.

Here’s the LGBTQ policy page:
And the HIV/AIDS policy page: 



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Bernie Sanders is a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. In 2006, he was elected to the U.S. Senate after 16 years as Vermont’s sole congressman in the House of Representatives. Bernie is now serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he attended James Madison High School, Brooklyn College, and the University of Chicago. After graduating, he moved to Vermont where he worked as a carpenter and documentary filmmaker. In 1981, he was elected as mayor of Burlington, the state’s largest city, by a mere 10 votes.

As mayor, Bernie’s leadership helped transform Burlington into one of the most exciting and livable small cities in America. Under his administration, the city made major strides in affordable housing, progressive taxation, environmental protection, child care, women’s rights, youth programs and the arts. Bernie and Jane

In Congress, Bernie has fought tirelessly for working families, focusing on the shrinking middle class and growing gap between the rich and everyone else. Bernie has been called a “practical and successful legislator” and he was dubbed the “amendment king” in the House of Representatives for passing more amendments than any other member of Congress. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Bernie worked across the aisle to “bridge Washington’s toxic partisan divide and cut one of the most significant deals in years.” In 2015, Democratic leadership tapped Bernie to serve as the caucus’ ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.

Bernie lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Jane. He has four children and seven grandchildren.

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