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Biography

Michael Bennet is a Democratic senior Senator from Colorado, serving on the Agriculture, Finance, and Intelligence committees. Prior to his appointment to the Senate in 2009, Bennet worked as the superintendent of Denver Public Schools and as chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper who has also launched a 2020 presidential bid. Leading up to his career in public service, Bennet worked as managing director at the Anschutz Investment Company. He announced his candidacy on CBS This Morning in early May 2019.

 

On the Issues

AAI tracks the official and campaign-trail statements of each presidential candidate on the issues we care about most.

Scroll to read what Michael Bennet has said on the campaign trail.

For our take on why these are the 12 issues that are critical for our community, read here.

DOMESTIC POLICY

Democracy Reforms

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Bigoted Speech

Hate Crime

NO BAN Act

Immigration

Surveillance

Criminal Justice Reform

FOREIGN POLICY

Iran Tensions

Israel Palestine

U.S. Role in the Arab World

Ongoing Conflicts


DOMESTIC POLICY


Democracy Reforms  

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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 

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  Securitization and Surveillance 

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Hate Crime  

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Criminal Justice Reform 

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Bigoted Speech: Instances of Condemnation and/or Use  

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Immigration 

"Since President Trump announced his decision to end the DACA program last September, more than 21,000 Dreamers have lost their status. Beginning today, that number will rise at a dramatic rate, putting thousands more DACA recipients at risk. For months, I worked with a bipartisan group of senators to find a solution that protects Dreamers and keeps families together. We'll continue fighting in Congress for a legislative fix, but let's be clear: the onus falls on President Trump to fix the crisis he created." (3/5/19, Michael Bennet) 


 

NO BAN Act 

Michael Bennet is a cosponsor of the NO BAN Act, S.1123 

  • “The President’s travel ban, no matter what version, is counter to who we are as Americans. This policy has always been a solution in search of a problem. The President needs to stop sowing religious hostility, division, and anger for political gain.” (6/26/19, Michael Bennet) 

FOREIGN POLICY 


Israel/Palestine 

  • "I think Israel, I’ve said before, and I believe this, Israel’s the one essential country on the planet. I say that because of my family history during the Holocaust. That doesn’t mean Israel’s perfect, and where we have disagreements, we should be able to articulate those disagreements, and I do articulate the disagreements that I’ve had with Benjamin Netanyahu over the years." (6/219/2019, New York Times)

Iran Tensions 

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U.S. Presence in the Arab World 

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Ongoing Conflicts  

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