***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT***
Gibson’s Bookstore and The Capitol Center for the Arts are pleased to present Senator Bernie Sanders on stage and in conversation at the Capitol Center for the Arts. This event will center around his new book, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe in. The Senator will be interviewed by WMUR’s Josh McElveen.
When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a fringe campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.
By the time Sanders’s campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country, won twenty-two states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent.
In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.
Bernie Sanders ran as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 2015 and 2016. He served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont s largest city, for eight years before defeating an incumbent Republican to be the sole congressperson for the state in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1991. He was elected to the Senate in 2007 and is now in his second term, making him the longest-serving independent in the history of the Congress. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife, Jane, and has four children and seven grandchildren.
Josh McElveen is the Political Director at WMUR, a news anchor and a reporter. He spent six years as the weekend anchor desk for WWL in New Orleans, including Edward R. Murrow and George Foster Peabody award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, before returning to his childhood home of New Hampshire, anchoring and reporting for NECN in Boston before accepting the position of Political Director and 5 p.m. anchor with WMUR.
For security reasons: Please leave large bags at home.
We regret that there will be no signing line for this event. We will have 300 pre-signed copies of Our Revolution available for pre-sale. UPDATE: We have sold these 300 signed books. However, unsigned books are still available. See the ticket page for details