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APR 30 at 7PM ET - Sanders, Warren, Jayapal, Pocan: Shared Priorities Covid Relief



BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) on Thursday will hold a livestream on their shared priorities for the next coronavirus relief package.

➡️ LIVE APR 30 at 7PM ET - Sanders, Warren, Jayapal, Pocan: Shared Priorities Covid Relief

https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1255845999668576263

NEW: The @JoeBiden & @BernieSanders campaigns have reached an agreement with the DNC



Sen. Sanders: Here's How to Cover Uninsured Americans During the Pandemic

Empowering Medicare to cover our health needs is comprehensive and cost-effective.

Our Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act is more comprehensive than Trump’s vague proposal and less expensive than the Democrats’ COBRA expansion.


By SEN. BERNIE SANDERS

04/28/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Excerpt:

Allowing Medicare to cover out-of-pocket health care expenses during the pandemic isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s actually less expensive for taxpayers because, unlike COBRA, the government would not be covering the cost of expensive monthly premiums to insurance corporations.

The numbers make this clear. If 35 million Americans lose their employer-provided coverage, as estimated by Health Management Associates, subsidizing premiums to health insurance corporations through COBRA would cost $157 billion over four months, or as much as $472 billion over a year. And even then, these figures don’t include the outrageously high deductibles that many people would still have to pay. Meanwhile, the conservative Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates that allowing Medicare to cover out-of-pocket expenses for everyone would cost around $150 billion over four months, or only $400 billion over a year. In other words, the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act provides comprehensive coverage to far more Americans while saving taxpayers money.

The American people deserve a health care response to the pandemic that’s simple, easy to understand and doesn’t require them to fill out complicated forms or deal with an already stressed bureaucracy in order to receive care. Under this proposal, everyone in the United States, regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status, would be able to walk into a doctor’s office to receive the care they need without worrying about the cost.

At a time when many American families are waiting hours in food lines and are often unable to afford groceries, whatever amount of money is left in their pocket must be saved for the basic needs of their families, not exorbitant health care bills. When so many of our people are struggling economically and are terrified by the possibility of becoming sick with the coronavirus, the government must take the burden of health care costs off the backs of working people. The Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act would do just that.

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/04/28/covid-health-care-proposal-uninsured-medicare-212973

https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1255166800406499328


Sen. Sanders Town Hall: Coronavirus Crisis Impacting Undocumented Americans (7PM ET)



Scheduled for Apr 27, 2020

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday will host a virtual town hall on the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on undocumented immigrants. Sanders will be joined by Make the Road member Perla Silva, Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center Marielena Hincapié and President of 32BJ SEIU Kyle Bragg.

➡️ APR 27 at 7PM ET - Sanders Town Hall: Effect of Coronavirus on Undocumented Immigrants

https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1254869669267333120

NEWS: Sanders Campaign Statement on New York Primary

https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1254845389355827204

Chow Chow Puppies Fight for Spotlight



These two fluffy two-month-old Chow puppies are still trying to cope with the fact that they both want to be the center of attention, but luckily for everyone else, when they fight to be in the spotlight, it is incredibly adorable to watch.

Sen. Sanders Town Hall - Attorneys General State Responses to Pandemic (7PM ET)



WORKING TOGETHER STATE BY STATE: In this time of crisis it is up to us to stand up for working people everywhere. Join our virtual town hall with state attorneys general on how we must handle the coronavirus pandemic.


BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday will host a virtual town hall with state attorneys general to discuss their response to the coronavirus pandemic and the effect of the crisis on the lives of working people.

Sanders will be joined by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

APR 21 at 7PM ET - Saving Our U.S. Postal Service - Sanders Town Hall 📬 💌



Scheduled for Apr 21, 2020

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday will host a virtual town hall with the leaders of the country’s major postal unions on how the federal government can act to save the postal system.

Sanders will be joined by American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein, National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric V. Rolando, National Postal Mail Handlers Union President Paul V. Hogrogian, and Legislative and Political Director for the American Postal Workers Union Judy Beard.

Without an infusion of emergency funding, the Postmaster General has estimated that the Postal Service, the most popular government agency in America, will run out of cash by September 30th. The Postal Service's Board of Governors, composed of 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats, unanimously recommended that Congress pass $75 billion in emergency funding to rescue the Postal Service, but the Trump Administration is opposed to this much needed relief.
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