Sanders speaking at Whitmer campaign rally next Friday at U-M's Rackham Auditorium

Posted at 2:09 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 14:09:46-04

Today U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan. The Whitmer campaign also announced that Sen. Sanders will speak at a campaign rally for Whitmer at Rackham Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus next Friday.

"I am proud to endorse Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan,” said Sen. Sanders. “Too often, Michigan’s working families have been left behind by the political elite. That’s why Gretchen will work to get big money out of politics, invest in infrastructure, and move towards universal pre-school. In the year 2018 it is simply unacceptable that thousands of Michigan families have drinking water that is contaminated and unsafe. For Gretchen, it will be a top priority to make sure that every Michigander will have clean drinking water so that parents no longer will have to worry about the health of their children.”

“I’m so excited to welcome Sen. Sanders to Michigan next week so we can build on our momentum and get more people fired up to head to the polls in November,” said Whitmer. “Michiganders are ready for a governor who knows how to get things done, like fixing the damn roads, cleaning up our drinking water, and protecting access to quality, affordable health care. If we’re going to solve these problems, we’ve got to get out and elect Democrats up and down the ballot. We’ve got to make sure our friends, families, and neighbors have a plan to get to their polling places. I’m not taking my foot off the gas until the polls close on November 6th. Let’s get it done.”

WHAT: Campaign rally for Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Democrats

WHO: Gretchen Whitmer, Democratic Nominee for Governor

Garlin Gilchrist II, Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)

Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor)

Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor)

Former Rep. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor)

Jocelyn Benson, Democratic Nominee for Attorney General

Dana Nessel, Democratic Nominee for Attorney General

Sam Bagenstos, nonpartisan candidate for Michigan Supreme Court

Megan Cavanagh, nonpartisan candidate for Michigan Supreme Court

Jordan Acker, Democratic Nominee for UM Board of Regents

Paul Brown, Democratic Nominee for UM Board of Regents

WHEN: Friday, October 19

Doors open at 6:00PM, speaking program scheduled to begin at 7:00PM

WHERE: Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor

TICKETS: Event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available beginning at 6pm on the day of the event. Tickets are first come, first serve, with a limit of one per person.

Source: Press Release