RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in Richmond days away from the Virginia Democratic primary vote. A line of people wrapped around the Arthur Ashe Jr. Athletic Center hours before the rally to hear the presidential hopeful speak.
“There are a lot of working people in Virginia, in Vermont, all over this country, they’re working two or three jobs,” Sanders told the crowd. “They can’t afford the basic necessities of life, and they say does anybody care what’s going on in my life? Does anybody know what’s going on in my life? And they don’t vote. Well we do care.”
“We need to change our national priorities and put education at the top of the list,” the Vermont senator said Thursday. “What this campaign is about is asking people to think outside of the box.”
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What: Bernie Sanders Richmond rally
When: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 27
Where: Arthur Ashe Junior Athletic Center, 3001 N Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond, VA 23230.
(Tickets are not required but RSVP is encouraged. Doors open at 2 p.m.)