Sen. Bernie Sanders took his fight for progressive
politics to South Carolina, North Carolina and Minnesota over the
In Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Bernie spoke to a packed meeting at the
College of Charleston about the high cost of a college education, the
need for a national health care system and how income and wealth
inequality are moving our country to an oligarchic form of government. That
evening, Bernie spoke to another large Charleston crowd at the
Longshoreman's union hall. He focused on the need for a massive federal
jobs program to address the country’s jobs crisis and called for a
significant increase in the minimum wage -- an issue expected to come up
for a Senate vote this week.
On Saturday, in Charlotte, N. C., Bernie met with dozens of fast-food
workers from throughout the South who are fighting for increased wages
and better working conditions. Bernie also addressed a large gathering of
students and faculty at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.
The meeting included student presentations on college affordability, gay
rights, the environment and women's rights.
On Sunday, Bernie traveled north to Minneapolis, Minn., where he joined
Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus,
for a well-attended meeting at the SEIU Hall. Among a range of issues,
Bernie addressed the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision,
the need for a constitutional amendment to overturn that decision and for
the public funding of elections.