I am on my way to Kentucky to give a major address at 2:30 p.m. ET about the future of our country and the choices we have to make. The vision of Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Republican Establishment versus that of the Progressive movement could not be clearer.
We want a government that represents the needs of struggling working families. McConnell wants a government that does the bidding of the wealthy and large corporations.
We want all Americans to have health care as a human right. McConnell led the effort to throw up to 32 million Americans off the health care they had.
We think the billionaire class should start paying its fair share of taxes. McConnell wants to give even more tax breaks to the very richest Americans and large corporations.
We want to increase voter turnout and make it easier for people to vote. McConnell and his friends want to suppress the vote and make it harder for Americans to participate in the political process.
A great debate is now taking place in this country about the future of America. I'm confident we are going to win that debate. Watch LIVE at 2:30 p.m. ET on live.berniesanders.com.

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