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Thousands Flock To Bernie Sanders Rally In Springfield

Bernie Sanders speaks to crowd at Island Park in Springfield.
Julie Garton
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Bernie Sanders speaks to crowd at Island Park in Springfield.

Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a wide ranging speech Thursday at a rally in Springfield. The campaign says a crowd of 8-thousand people showed up at an Island Park.

Bernie Sanders speaks to crowd at Island Park in Springfield.
Credit Julie Garton
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Bernie Sanders speaks to crowd at Island Park in Springfield.

Sanders focused on issues of income inequality and attacked Republicans for being out of touch with everyday people. He talked briefly about Oregon. He cited the number of youth living in poverty.

“Nearly 20 thousand public school students under the age of 18 are homeless in Oregon. And that a quarter of the children in this great state live in households without adequate access to food.”

Sanders got big cheers when he talked about climate change and vowed to take on the fossil fuel industry. He asked Oregonians to vote in the May 17th primary. Sanders said when voter turnout is high, he does well.

 

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Listen to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders entire speech below:

Thousands Flock To Bernie Sanders Rally In Springfield

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Rachael McDonald is News Director at KLCC. She’s been with the station for more than 10 years. Previously, she established the Richland, Washington bureau for the Northwest News Network. She also worked as News Director at KAZU in Monterey, California. Rachael has won numerous awards for her reporting.