Bernie Sanders' Saturday Rally Brings Thousands To Arizona State Fairgrounds

By Carrie Jung
Published: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 9:59pm
Updated: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:53am
(Photo by Carrie Jung - KJZZ)
More than 3,300 people came to the State Fair Grounds in Phoenix to see Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speak.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was back Saturday night for his second Valley appearance in five days. More than 3,300 people attended the rally.

Sanders took the stage at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix with a hoarse voice. This was his fourth rally in Arizona this week. It comes just days before voters go to the polls for the state’s presidential preference election.

The Vermont senator’s speech covered topics like his plan for universal healthcare and immigration reform. Sanders also took aim at Arizona’s corrections industry, saying he’d do away with private prisons.

"It is unconscionable that corporations are making money by locking people up," he said. "That’s wrong."

There were no major protests at the Saturday night rally, though one attendee was escorted out after exposing her breasts.


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