• Faith: Judaism
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  September 08, 1941
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Put on plays at home with his sister, Amy, with Ben wearing Amy's tights to perform Shakespeare

Bernie Sanders is a U.S. Senator from Vermont and a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist stemming from beliefs of socioeconomic inequality and the need for fundamental reform on Wall Street. Sanders has been politically active since he was a college student at the University of Chicago, when he was a member of the Young People’s Socialist League. He completed his degree in political science and had his first successful campaign when he ran for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, in 1981.

Sanders identifies closely with his Jewish heritage, but does not identify as “particularly religious.” His wife, Jane, however, is Catholic and both have expressed support for Pope Francis on his progressive economic stances.

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