Bernie Sanders to campaign in Michigan with Abdul El-Sayed

Posted at 3:23 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 15:40:53-04

Bernie Sanders is expected to campaign in Michigan this weekend after endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed. 

Senator Sanders will speak at two rallies -- one in Detroit and the other in Ypsilanti -- on Sunday, August 5.

The Detroit rally will take place in the Grand Riverview Ballroom at the Cobo Center on Washington Boulevard at 3 p.m. The time and location for the Ypsilanti rally have not yet been announced. 

Senator Sanders released this statement in support of El-Sayed:

“I’m proud to endorse Dr. Abdul El-Sayed for Governor of Michigan. As governor, Dr. El-Sayed will fight for a government in Lansing that represents all the people, and not just wealthy special interests. Under Abdul’s leadership Michigan can help lead the nation in guaranteeing health care for all through a Medicare for All single-payer type system, tuition free public colleges and universities, a minimum wage of $15 per hour and strong environmental protections.”

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