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Bernie Sanders Heads To The Club: Hollywood's Avalon Hosts Fundraiser
Hollywood's Avalon may be home to pulsating EDM beats, but one Democratic Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, might just make us all "Feel the Bern" this Wednesday when he holds his political fundraiser at the historic nightclub.
Although we would kind of, sort of want to see a DJ set by Sanders (perhaps playing "Sandstorm") at Avalon, what he's really aiming for is to discuss a wide-range of topics—including "income and wealth inequality and the disappearing middle class, campaign finance reform, his legislation targeting high prescription drug costs, criminal justice reform, and his college affordability plan," according to the fundraiser reception event page.
Doors for the fundraiser open at 4 p.m., with the programming starting at 5 p.m. In order to attend, guests will have to RSVP here and make a pledge of at least $25 to Sanders' campaign.
Back in August, Sanders made a stop at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, where over 27,000 Berners rallied to support his presidential campaign, so this could very well have a huge turnout as well.
This visit in Los Angeles will be Sanders' first stop after the first Democratic presidential debate, which will be held at the Wynn in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Hillary Clinton, and other other candidates will be in attendance, like former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, Rhone Island governor Lincoln Chafee, and former Senator Jim Webb (Virginia). Anderson Cooper will be moderating the debate. There will be a viewing party of the debate that night held at the Ace Hotel, with commentary from comedians like Tim Heidecker and Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal, and the addition of dancing and drinks.
Following the Avalon event, Sanders will hold another fundraiser on Oct. 14 at the Beverly Hills home of Syd and Linda Leibovitch. And it won't be without entertainment as rock band America will be performing. Tickets for this event range from $500 to $2,700, Variety reports.
Then Sanders will be making his first talk show appearance after the debate on Oct. 15 as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
In the third quarter, Sanders' campaign has already raised $26 million, inching closer to Hillary Clinton's $28 million, The Wrap reports.
Avalon is located at 1735 Vine St. in Hollywood.