With the Democratic hopefuls entering the home stretch to the Iowa Caucuses, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will bring his presidential campaign to Perry Sunday, Jan. 26 with a Town Hall Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at La Poste, 1219 Warford St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Sanders will be accompanied by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and progressive activist and filmmaker Michael Moore.
According to Wikipedia, Sanders is a “self-described democratic socialist and progressive” who is “known for his opposition to economic inequality. On domestic policy, he broadly supports labor rights and has supported universal and single-payer healthcare, paid parental leave, tuition-free tertiary education and an ambitious Green New Deal to create jobs addressing global warming. On foreign policy, he broadly supports reducing military spending, pursuing more diplomacy and international cooperation and putting greater emphasis on labor rights and environmental concerns when negotiating international trade agreements. Commentators have noted the strong influence that his views have had on Democratic Party politics since his 2016 presidential campaign.”