Sen. Bernie Sanders held his presidential campaign rally on March 23 at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles, to campaign for his run for presidential office in 2020.
The area was packed with thousands of people who showed up to voice their support by wearing blue shirts and throwing up their ‘Bernie 2020’ posters.
Families along with younger and older California residents all gathered to support Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign.
Single mother Kathy Vigil decided to bring her two daughters along with her so they could experience the rally as well,
“I want them to feel the burn. I want them to feel the excitement. I want them to hear him speak. I am just excited,” Vigil said
Long Beach resident and Bernie Sanders supporter Aaron Corey attended the rally to continue to show his appreciation for the senator.
“I am a democrat now but until the previous election I was an independent. I signed up to be a democrat so I could support Bernie in the primaries,” Corey said.
The event started at 2:30 p.m., with artist performances and followed by an introduction from his campaign manager Faiz Shakir.
In his speech, Shakir addresses issues of medicare and confronts big pharma which are issues Sanders have combated as well.
Shakir was followed by the president of the Our Revolution Organization and former Ohio Senator, Nina Turner.
Nina’s passionate speech left the crowd stirred and shouting for Bernie.
“What the people want is simple. We want is to be able to seize opportunities … this country would not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for ALL of us to live in!” Turner said.
After Turner exited the stage, Bernie Sanders approached the podium to a screaming crowd.
During his speech, Sanders attacked President Donald Trump by referring to him as “The most dangerous president in American History.”
Future college student and Bernie supporter Thomasina Sanders agrees that Trump isn’t the best choice to have as president.
“It doesn’t make sense and it’s very scary to see that someone with so little knowledge and such a closed mind is actually able to execute so many things he aims to. The most horrifying thing so far has been seeing the treatment of immigrants at the Mexican border. That’s really horrifying. Everything that was happening with his presidency was scaring the shit out of me but that really shook me to my core,” Sanders said.
Sanders continued his speech by reiterating that his campaign is focused on making lives in America better for everyone not just the elite.
He stated often that his campaign is not just focused on him but “us” which is coined in his campaign slogan, “Not Me. Us.”
Sanders joins a long list of Democratic candidates that all hope to get the opportunity to challenge the president in the 2020 presidential election.