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Supervisor Jane Kim to Speak at Vermont Conference Along Bernie Sanders

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    Supervisor Jane Kim to Speak at Vermont Conference Along Bernie Sanders
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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 07: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) walks with California state senate candidate Jane Kim following a breakfast with family and supporters at the Butler & the Chef bistro on June 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The California primary is today, where most polls have Sanders and Hillary Clinton in an even race. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim will be a featured speaker at The Sanders Institute Gathering, organized by the think tank founded by the wife of former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

    The gathering, which will include an array of progressive leaders, starts Thursday in Burlington, Vermont, and goes through Saturday.

    It will be the inaugural conference for the Sanders Institute, founded in 2017 by Jane Sanders and Dave Driscoll, focusing on solutions to economic, environmental, racial and social justice issues.

    In addition to Kim, Sen. Sanders will also attend along with several other prominent leaders including, actor, activist and San Francisco native Danny Glover, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

    "I'm honored to be speaking at The Sanders Institute inaugural conference with so many other progressive policy leaders. Just as Senator Sanders had made a progressive policy mainstream, we must continue to set the nation's agenda by sharing local organizing and policy work happening on the ground and developing actionable steps to achieve health care, education and housing for all," Kim said in a statement.

    "Addressing income inequality, achieving universal Medicare For All, or making college tuition-free doesn't happen in a vacuum," she said. "We can win big, bold ideas when we organize, collaborate and share across cities and states."

    Sen. Sanders campaigned for Kim when she ran for state Senate in 2016 and he has also showed his support for City College of San Francisco's free tuition, a result of an initiative spearheaded by Kim.

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