EDWARDSVILLE — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will speak Friday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Sanders will speak at 10 a.m. in the Vadalabene Center. Doors will open to the general public at 8 a.m. Free parking is available in outer lots.
Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, is running against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in this year’s presidential election.
The Sanders campaign on Thursday released the following statement about the candidate's appearance:
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday will travel to Illinois. The Democratic Party presidential candidate will host a rally in Edwardsville. Sanders will discuss a wide range of issues, including getting big money out of politics, his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, combating climate change and ensuring universal health care.
Doors open at 8 a.m. A Future to Believe In Edwardsville Rally, A. Vadalabene Center, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1 Circle Drive, Edwardsville.
Information for the public: This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first-come, first served.
For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security. Parking is free on surrounding campus lots. Please follow signs for available space.