I posted this in another subreddit. I thought here would be appropriate as well.

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What is Bernie Sanders going to do for me so far as job protections and being able to be hired in the first place?

A little about myself,

I'm a transgender black man living in Virginia. I moved here from California late last year. I mostly left because of the cost of living. It was just not affordable on my wage even though I receive disability from the VA, but the state politics were enough for me to maintain employment. Obviously I'm a veteran(I don't support imperialism. I was a poor black kid living in a segregated bigoted town in FL and didn't know what else to do to escape). I have a B.Sc in accounting and while I was on active duty, I was an electrician. While in California, I worked a few data entry jobs and accounts receivable.

Since moving to VA, I haven't been able to find a steady employment. I've had 1 temp job since I moved here. It only lasted for three months. I have interviewed about 20+ times and I've yet to be hired. This would be totally fine if I was applying to jobs I am not qualified for. I've applied for retail, fast food, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bookkeeping, a carwash, maintenance, apprenticeships etc. I don't care, I just need some money. I have a partner whom I'm married to and two dogs. We are doing OK with the money we get from the VA. We don't go out or eat out. We cook everyday.

Anyway, after the background check for the jobs I have applied fo are complete, they aren't calling me back. Even though they tell me if everything comes back fine they'll call me back or the job is mine. I know it's because they can see that I've changed my name from a feminine one to a masculine one. The background check is basically outing me as trans and I have no idea what to do. Some days I just want to give up on life completely.

I just want to know what Bernie has planned for addressing this. Ive tried to look online but I haven't found anything substantial and most of the people I ask this question just ignore me or block me(I'm thinking about traveling to a town hall with the hopes of being able to ask him myself). I need a candidate who I feel like is looking out for me.

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I don’t care if it would wreck the GOP’s reelection campaign: I don’t want a recession.

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For one thing, it'll make people too scared to be open to large changes the Sanders campaign is based on. For another, the GOP is still too beholden to the wealthy to address the needs of the working class properly so a progressive campaign will still be able to outflank them without needing to blow up the entire system and plunge masses of people into poverty.

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How much policy would he actually get through the House and the Senate?

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Even if he gets elected president, wouldn’t it be an uphill battle against a Republican senate and a house that could also possibly be a challenge?

Couldn’t it at worst create an effect of disappointment for the people that voted for him out of protest against the current political system? It seems like there is promised such a big overhaul and revolution, that it is almost bound to create an anticlimax.

I hope I’m not coming off as a pessimist. I mean I don’t have any alternatives, I want him to win, and I think America needs Sanders – but I see how this could become a problem.

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