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  • Senator Bernie Sanders Holds Town Hall in Raymond New Hampshire
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    Senator Bernie Sanders Town Hall in Raymond, New Hampshire

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a town hall in Raymond, New Hampshire. It followed an ice cream social hosted by the founders of ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry’s. They delivered…

  • Senator Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Ames Iowa
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    Senator Bernie Sanders in Iowa

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, made a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa. Speaking at a free college tuition and justice reform rally at Iowa State University,…

  • Senator Bernie Sanders IVT Presidential Campaign Announcement
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    Senator Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) formally announced his campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Many supporters led up to the senator’s speech at the rally in Waterfront Park on…

  • Ben and Jerrys and the Occupy Movement
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    Ben and Jerry's and the Occupy Movement

    Ben Cohen talked about his company’s, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, plans to help fund the Occupy Wall Street movement. He also discussed campaign finance reform and the role of small businesses in…

  • Gas Prices and Energy Policy
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    Gas Prices and Energy Policy

    Representative Doug Lamborn, a member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, talked about rising gas prices. He discussed offshore drilling, the…

  • Occupy Wall Street Movement Jobs and the Economy
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    Occupy Wall Street Movement, Jobs, and the Economy

    Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream executives talked about about the Occupy Wall Street movement, jobs, and the economy. They said they would continue to support the movement. They cited one method of doing so,…

  • Spending Priorities
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    Spending Priorities

    Mr. Cohen talked about a new campaign, co-sponsored by Jerry Greefield, to urge Congress to redirect spending priorities to invest more in health and education programs for children. He said that…

  • AntiWar Rally
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    Anti-War Rally

    Protesters gathered across from the Vietnam Veterans' War Memorial to speak out against the Bush administration and possible military action in Iraq. Musicians also performed on stage in…

  • Federal Government Spending Priorities
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    Federal Government Spending Priorities

    Mr. Cohen talked about the need for education and social programs and said that defense spending should be diverted in order to fund them. He said that for the cost of one attack submarine…

  • Defense Spending
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    Defense Spending

    Mr. Cohen talked about defense spending which he characterized as excessive. He also talked about his organization, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, which advocates a 15 percent…

  • Business and Social Responsibility
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    Business and Social Responsibility

    Ms. Roddick and Mr. Cohen talked about social responsibility and business. Among the issues discussed were corporate philanthropy, government spending on social programs, and…

  • Military Spending Reallocation
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    Military Spending Reallocation

    The National Priorities Project released a report on how military spending should be redirected to support social and environmental programs. It is a state-by-state report analyzing how…

  • Success and Social Responsibility
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    Success and Social Responsibility

    Panelists encouraged U.S. businesses to be socially responsible by describing their strategies of pursuing and implementing responsible policies and practices. They examined how to strike a…

  • Defense Spending
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    Defense Spending

    Participants briefed reporters on their perspectives on the fiscal year 1997 Department of Defense budget. They claimed that the U.S. should reduce its defense spending due to the end of…

  • National Womens Political Caucus Dinner
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    National Women's Political Caucus Dinner

    The participants spoke at a National Women’s Political Caucus award dinner. Each year the group gives what is called the Good Guys Award. Recipients are men considered committed to gender…

  • Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream
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    Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream

    Mr. Cohen discussed the development of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and the effort that the company undertakes to be socially responsible. They participate in several nonprofit groups and…