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Bernie Sanders Is Holding A Huge Rally Tonight In Los Angeles
Senator Bernie Sanders will speak tonight at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena as he continues his campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for president. Sanders (I-Vermont), who is currently competing against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination, would be the first Jewish president if elected—and the first to describe himself as a "socialist." Tonight, he plans to speak about moving "big money" out of politics, climate change, affordable education and handling "obscene wealth and income inequality," according to his campaign website. His appearance tonight finishes a three-day campaign along the West Coast that indicates he may just fill up the Arena, which has a capacity of 16,740. He appeared Saturday night at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, a rally attended by 15,000 people, and in front of a crowd of 28,000 at the Moda Center in Portland on Sunday. This morning, he was scheduled to appear in Oakland, City News Service reports.
An earlier Sanders appearance in Seattle was interrupted by two Black Lives Matters protesters who demanded four and a half minutes of silence from the crowd in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson.
Doors for tonight's rally open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. Sanders' campaign is asking attendees to use the Metro to get to the event. Metro users can take the Expo Line to the Expo Park/USC Station, then walk to the Arena. Those who drive can park in the garage for $25.
If you're not feeling the Bern, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) will be campaigning in Long Beach on Tuesday.