Valley News – Sanders Pledges to Improve Representation of Vermont’s Racial Minorities

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he will “try to do better” in reaching out to racial justice leaders in Vermont in response to criticism that he has fallen short in representing the state’s minorities during his long political career.

“Well, you know, I’m sorry to hear that and I will try to do better,” the independent lawmaker said in response to a question about concerns voiced by African-American leaders in Vermont that he had done little to stay in touch with them.

“I think if anyone looks at my record here in Vermont and nationally on issues of racial justice, I think it’s a pretty strong record and will continue to be,” he said.

In an interview recorded on Tuesday and aired on Wednesday morning on Waterbury, Vt.-based radio station WDEV, Sanders also responded to claims…

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