Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders was looking to build on his support Friday night with a rally at the Kress Center at UW-Green Bay.
From babies to senior citizens and people of all races, thousands showed up at the Kress Center to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders.
With the Wisconsin primary now less than one week away, Sanders brought up many issues having to do with inclusion, which is what he says is the theme of his campaign.
Before former Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton introduced Bernie Sanders to a crowded Kress Center, he spoke with Local 5 one-on-one.
” Wisconsin is very important. A lot of delegates at stake here and we have won the last six out of seven caucuses and primaries. If we can win here it will give us momentum,” said Sanders.
Momentum that Sanders hopes will continue after Friday night’s rally where he spoke on a platform of bringing people together and paying more attention to the weakest and poorest Americans.
“I think its time for a political revolution where people begin to standup, reclaim their government and demand a government that represents all of us and not just the one percent,” explained Sanders.
While Sanders got applause from the crowd when speaking about the need for universal healthcare, free college tuition, a $15 an hour minimum wage, and paying women and minorities the same as men; he got a huge cheer when condemning Governor Walker for signing the voter ID law.
“If you don’t have the guts to participate in free, open, and fair elections, get out of politics, get another job,” said Sanders.
Sanders ended his rally with messages of love and acceptance and also a plea for voters to turnout on Tuesday.
“Let Wisconsin go forward with a record breaking turnout and let Wisconsin show the country that you are prepared to lead a political revolution,” said Sanders.
Bernie will follow up Friday’s rally with a stop at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay on Monday afternoon.