Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to make stop in Birmingham



Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

MONTGOMERY – Secretary of State John Merrill confirmed that Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make an appearance in Birmingham, Ala.

On Monday, January 18, Senator Sanders is scheduled to appear at the Historic Boutwell Memorial Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m. The link to access free tickets can be found here: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/4rfyp.

The Secretary of State commented on Senator Sanders’ visit to Alabama: “We are excited to have Senator Sanders make a campaign stop in Alabama, and we want to welcome him to our great state! I am thrilled with how the SEC Primary has developed and what it means for our people to have personal interaction with these candidates. With the Iowa caucus being less than three weeks away, it is a very exciting time for our people to have the opportunity to speak with presidential candidates. Thanks to the assistance and full support of the Alabama Legislature, one of the most significant things we have done in the Secretary of State’s Office is change the primary date to March 1. Since the March primary legislation passed, the Democratic frontrunner and eight of the top Republican candidates have made campaign stops in Alabama, which is unheard of for our state. As Secretary of State, I will continue to position Alabama and the South as a place where Presidential candidates are willing to make an effort to visit and meet our remarkable people.”

Alabama recently saw visits from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

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