Bernie Sanders Rallies Democrats in Rollinsford

Oct 23, 2017

Credit Jason Moon for NHPR

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drew hundreds at a fundraiser for local Democrats Sunday night.

The former presidential candidate drew on many of the same themes from his campaign, including single payer healthcare, an increased minimum wage, and campaign finance reform.

On healthcare, he praised Democrats for successfully defending against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

He also said they need to go further.

“Today we have one system that works well, and that’s called Medicare. Now is the time to expand Medicare for all and create a single-payer healthcare system.”

Credit Jason Moon

He also took aim at his Republican colleagues in the Senate, who last week passed a budget blueprint.

“Which in my honest opinion is the ugliest and most destructive budget ever passed in the modern history of the United States of America. It is very ugly and very vicious.”

The event was Sanders’ second trip to New Hampshire in the last two months.