Saturday, October 10, 2015

Bernie wows crowd of 10,000 in Tucson

Joe Ferguson at the Daily Star reports.

The Democratic candidate drew crowds that reportedly exceeded the 7,000-person capacity of the park’s DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, with organizers estimating more than 10,000 turned out to hear him speak.

Sanders discussed for nearly an hour how he would raise the minimum wage and enact economic and criminal-justice reforms, saying income inequality in the United States hasn’t been this extreme since 1928. He called for every public college and university to be tuition-free, and said he would expand the country’s Affordable Care Act.

But some of the loudest applause came from the crowd as Sanders discussed comprehensive immigration reform.

Read more from the Star's report here.

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