Fawn Sharp: Only one candidate knows Indian Country's struggles

Native supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Photo from Natives for Bernie Sanders / Facebook

Fawn Sharp, the president of the Quinault Nation, explains why she supports Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders:
Ask any American politician which people have the lowest average income and the chances are you’ll get a wrong answer.

Bernie Sanders knows.

Ask which ethnic group has the shortest life expectancy, the highest major disease rates, the highest incarceration rates, the fewest education opportunities or the smallest per person investment by the federal government and the response will very likely be incorrect.

Bernie Sanders will get it right. Every time.

Why does Senator Bernie Sanders know these things about Native Americans?

He knows because he cares enough to know.

All across the United States Native American Tribes and their citizens are standing up to be counted as supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders for the next President of the United States.

Why? Because Bernie Sanders respects and values tribal members as Americans and as people with rich heritage who have made enormous contributions to this country, but who have been mostly abused and neglected in return.

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