Bernie Sanders's campaign message has caught on rapidly among millennial voters, especially millennial women, and they're starting to feel the Bern. There are many reasons to vote for Bernie Sanders, and below are just a few of the biggest issues that millennials (especially females) want to see a presidential candidate address. From Bernie's consistently progressive voting record, to his plan to reform health care, close the gender inequality gap, and fight for true family values (such as longer paid maternity leaves and more vacation time), Bernie addresses some of the most important issues that millennial women care about.
One of the most substantial issues that he's willing to tackle is that of the outrageous cost of higher education in America, and the mountains of debt that young Americans are taking on just to earn a college degree. He has a plan to make college more affordable for all, as well as a plan to refinance loans under low interest rates for those who are still paying on student loans.Read through this list of where Bernie Sanders stands and why millennial women are voting for him, and vote up the issues that make you #feelthebern the most.
He doesn't accept campaign money from Wall Street.
“This people-powered campaign is revolutionizing American politics,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders's campaign manager. “What we are showing is that we can run a strong, national campaign without a super PAC and without depending on millionaires and billionaires for their support. We are making history and we are proud of it.”
He wants to save the planet - seriously.
Sanders plans to combat climate change by investing in clean, renewable, and sustainable energy sources. He also wants to reclaim our democracy from the (billionaire) fossil fuel lobby, which ignores science about the causes of climate change in favor of profits. Read more about his plans here.
He wants a healthcare system where affordable treatment is more important than profits.
"Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege. Every man, woman and child in our country should be able to access the health care they need regardless of their income. The only long-term solution to America's health care crisis is a single-payer national health care program."A single-payer system, which Sanders is proposing, would get rid of the profit-oriented, multiple insurance companies and in its place have a single streamlined, nonprofit, public payer. All residents of the US would be covered for all medically necessary services (including mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug, and medical supply costs), with a tax system based on ability to pay.
He wants to drastically reduce prescription drug costs and make medication affordable.
Sanders wants to require Medicare to use its bargaining power to negotiate with prescription drug companies for better prices - this is currently banned by law, which Sanders wants to change. He wants to put drug lobbyists in their place and prohibit deals that keep generic drugs off the market, among other actions.