Bernie Sanders holding rally in Birmingham

Bernie Sanders holding rally in Birmingham
Bernie Sanders highlights his working-class upbringing as he officially kicks off his presidential campaign.

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be holding a rally in Birmingham next weekend.

The rally will happen at Kelly Ingram Park on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Entrance is first come, first served.

According to officials with his campaign, Sanders will use the rally to discuss voting rights, education reform, environmental racism, and eradicating poverty.

The stop is part of a swing through southern states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.

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