Running for Democratic presidential primary
Bernie Sanders is a U.S. Senator from Vermont. He is the former mayor of Burlington, Vermont, and Democratic presidential candidate in 2016. Sanders went from an unknown small-town politician to a national progressive icon throughout the course of the decade. He is a Democratic Socialist and is known for his anti-capitalist, radical stances on social issues. Sanders was a supporter of the 1994 crime bill, however has since changed his position. He now speaks out against the use of private prisons, the war on drugs, police brutality, the death penalty, and many other injustices within our criminal legal system.