Bernie Sanders announced this weekend that he plans to give a major speech to try and dispel some of the misconceptions people hold about him as a Democratic Socialist. He offered the information after a woman asked him how he would respond to Republican attacks.

“I think we have some explaining and work to do, but I think at the end of the day you’re going to find more and more people agreeing,” said Sanders.

Sanders told reporters that “a lot of people who when they hear the word ‘socialist,’ get very, very nervous.”

“They may not know that there are countries all over the world, whether it’s Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the UK, who on and off have had Democratic Socialist governments and they may not be familiar with some of the very positive policies those governments have developed for the middle class and working families,” said Sanders.

“To me, Democratic Socialism means democracy, it means creating a government that represents all of us, not just the wealthiest,’ Sanders said.

Bernie Sanders spent some time explaining Socialism with Bill Maher this weekend.

For more on this, read the article from McClatchyDC titled: “Sanders plans major speech to explain socialism.