Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders discussed the book inspired by his 2016 presidential campaign on Tuesday night.
Sanders addressed a crowd of hundreds at the First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House in Burlington. Sanders says it’s the same spot where he announced his senatorial campaign in 2006.
“Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In,” delves into Sanders’s personal experiences from his time running for president, including how he came to the conclusion to start his campaign.
“The decision was reached because I thought it was not good for democracy, not good for the Democratic Party, not good for working people if Secretary Clinton was not challenged by a Progressive alternative,” said Sanders.”
Some of his supporters say while they’re unhappy he didn’t win the Democratic presidential nomination, he’s still their Senator.
“I’m very glad that he’s still here and he’s still connected to Vermont,” said Jenna Lee of Essex.
“I’m ready to be a part of the new revolution as it continues, as it was started by Bernie and Bernie supporters in the primary season. I think it’s important that we don’t forget, those of us that supported Bernie, that that was the beginning of a revolution,” said Philip Patry of Milton.
The junior senator also discussed his thoughts on the outcome of the 2016 election.
“I know why Trump won the election; because there are a lot of people in our state and all over this country who are hurting very, very badly. They are in a lot of pain. That pain is virtually never seen on television, it is not seen in the media and it is not talked about by politicians. It is there,” said Sanders.
You can find “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In” at Phoenix Books. Keeping with a theme from his campaign, it retails for $27.