Bernie Sanders to make 2 campaign stops in Alabama

Bernie Sanders to make 2 campaign stops in Alabama
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 that he is running for president in 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) (Source: Andrew Harnik)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, will make a campaign swing through the Southeast in the coming days as he makes his case for the Democratic nomination for president.

Sanders will stop in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia over the weekend before coming to Alabama.

He’ll first make a trip to Birmingham’s Kelly Ingram Park. That rally starts at 4 p.m. Sunday.

On Monday, he’ll travel south to Montgomery where he’ll visit Mt. Zion AME Church on West Jeff Davis Avenue around 12:45 p.m.

Both stops are free and open to the public.

Sanders’ campaign says the trip “will underscore the ways in which his policies meet the urgent needs of communities across the South and the people-powered movement to transform the country.”

Sanders’ swing through the South will include the release of a proposed education plan that coincides with the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision which desegregated public schools.

A self-described Democratic Socialist, Sanders is vying for the nomination in a very crowded field that now has at least 22 declared candidates. National polls showed Sanders as the front runner in the race prior to former Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement.

Biden is now leading by a wide margin in most polling.

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