NEWS: Sanders Holds Roundtable Discussion with Student Finalists of State of the Union Essay Contest


"The purpose of this contest is to try to get young people to start thinking about the many important issues that we deal with every day," said Sanders in his opening remarks. "This is about asking you, if you were President of the United States, if you got up in front of Senators and members of the House of Representatives in Washington, what would you say? What is the state of the union? How are we doing? What are our strengths, what our weaknesses, and where do we want to go in the future?"