Bernie Sanders is a POTUS1 candidate! Scroll down for his detailed policy positions.
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A+: comprehensive democracy plan with impressive public financing plan, promise to fix democracy first
A: comprehensive democracy plan with a strong policy in each category
B: notable proposals but overall plan lacks depth regarding scope and/or implementation
C: few democracy reform proposals, campaign makes infrequent mentions of reform
D: no meaningful democracy plan
F: active opponent of democracy
Candidate Policy Positions
Everyone's Vote Should Count (Equally)
- Representation for D.C. and Puerto Rico
- End Prison Gerrymandering
- Independent redistricting commissions
- Eliminate the Electoral College
- Ranked choice voting
- Register voters automatically upon turning 18
- End voter ID and other forms of voter suppression
- Make Election Day a holiday
- A full end to felon disenfranchisement
- Restore the Voting Rights Act
- Extend polling hours
- Open primaries
Money in Politics
- Public financing vouchers
- Abolish Super PACs
- Mandate public financing for federal elections
- Mandatory public funding for National Party Conventions
- Ban all corporate donations for inaugural events and cap individual donations to $500
- Overturn Citizens United and Buckley v. Valeo
- Pass legislation to end super PACs, political spending by 501c4s and other organizations who accept unlimited contributions or do not disclose donors.
- Abolish the Federal Election Commission and replace it with the Federal Election Administration
- Ban advertising during presidential primary debates
- Institute a lifetime lobbying ban for former members of Congress and senior staffers.
Bernie has pledged to fix democracy first!
He is the only candidate to support a full end to felon disenfranchisement. He also has a number of reform positions that are stronger than those of his fellow candidates, and his public financing plan—universal democracy dollars—is stellar.
Here are some policies he could adopt to improve his platform:
- Same-day voter registration
If you want to see Bernie Sanders embrace these policies, check the bottom of the page for his staffers contact information.
In His Own Words
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