Edwardsville, IL (KTRS) Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop at the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University this morning.
Sanders was surrounded by thousands of supporters, mainly millenials at the “A Future To Believe In” rally. Sanders addressed a wide range of issues, including social justice.
“How does it happen that unarmed African-Americans are being killed by police officers? And what that tells me and it’s not just the African-American community that’s upset set about it. It’s all Americans. We need real criminal justice reform.” said Sanders.
The U.S. Senator from Vermont, also touted his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition free. “I will tell you how we’re going to pay to make public colleges and universities tuition free and substantially lower interest rates on student debt and what we are going to do is impose a tax on Wall Street speculation.”
This campaign stop comes ahead of the March 15th primary election.
Sanders’ visit also made history for the university. It was the first time a presidential candidate campaigned at the campus.