BERKELEY, CA — Over the weekend, Senator Bernie Sanders stopped by the Bay Area hoping to inspire voters and progressive candidates, with just 8 days to go before the midterm elections.
Sanders supported 10-term Congresswoman Barbara Lee in her re-election campaign.
In front of a capacity crowd at the Berkeley Community Theater, Sanders, who ran as a Democratic candidate for president in 2016, urged the importance of voting in the upcoming midterm election.
“In 2014, we had the lowest voter turnout in modern history. In 2018, we must have the highest voter turnout in a midterm election.”
Echoing the words of Congresswoman Lee, Sanders denounced the Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy, where 11 people were killed, and called for immediate change.
Fil-Ams in attendance said the midterms are a way to create change in the current social-political climate.
Some Pinays said progressive values are already becoming the norm with new candidates, especially women of color.
The Berkeley stop was part of Sanders’ 9-state cross-country tour campaigning for midterm candidates.