Tribune endorses Sanders for president
The Philadelphia Tribune, the country’s oldest continuously published African-American newspaper, announced earlier today their endorsement of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as President of the United States.
The Tribune writes that Sanders offers an inspiring message and bold vision for the country without the “excessive baggage” of Hillary Clinton. Clinton has exercised bad judgment on many important issues such as the support of her husband’s Draconian 1994 bill.
"Since his days as a student at the University of Chicago protesting against segregation in public schools in Chicago and throughout his political career, Sanders has supported policies and programs that would be in the best interest of all Americans and African Americans, specifically.” The Tribune writes. “He has been a consistent fighter for a more just and equitable society."
In addition to his strong stance against police abuse and misconduct, the Tribune took into account Sanders' call for demilitarizing local police departments and holding police officers accountable for misconduct and abuse.
“His support for free tuition at public colleges and universities would disproportionately help African Americans and would have a major positive affect of alleviating poverty,” the Tribune said.