Bernie Sanders will be in Philly for public rally Wednesday

Twenty days before the Pennsylvania Primary, and with the crucial Wisconsin and New York primaries in the gap, Bernie Sanders is coming to Temple University for a rally – in two days on Wednesday night.

Bernie Sanders Rally – Philly

Liacouras Center, Temple University, 1776 North Broad St, Philadelphia
Wednesday, April 6 – Doors open 5pm
(Public entrance off North Broad St)
Free. Open to the public. But RSVPs strongly advised.

 

Hillary Clinton has been in New Jersey several times already in the last few months, but as far as I know only for high-dollar fundraisers and not to rallies or other public appearances. Clinton’s raised $3.3 million dollars from NJ through the end of February – and that doesn’t include the event for her in Tenafly last Friday, where the price of admission was $2,700.

She will be in Philadelphia Wednesday too, but at Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s convention, where she will address 700 labor leaders and delegates. Sanders will speak to the group also, on the following day, Thursday morning. In a primary which has seen the bulk of union endorsements go to Clinton, AFL-CIO’s decision to hold off on endorsing either Democrat is seen as a big boost to Sanders.

AFL-CIO has taken a leading role in the #FightFor15 movement to raise the minimum wage to a more just $15 per hour. This morning, Clinton was in NYC with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, just after he signed the legislation enacting a statewide $15 minimum wage plan. Clinton was harshly criticized for trying to steal the spotlight on #FightFor15, because she refused to endorse the movement driven by labor and progressive groups. Clinton tried to straddle a middle ground, comfortable supporting local efforts for a $15 livable wage but calling it too high for a national requirement and favoring a $12 hourly rate. Sanders has rallied with workers fighting for more just wages several times.

No word on a Sanders or Clinton public rally yet inside New Jersey. Our primary is June 7.

 

 

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