Update: Bernie Sanders to hold two rallies in San Diego this weekend

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 9:30 p.m. — The Bernie Sanders campaign announced Wednesday that the Democratic presidential nominee will hold two rallies in San Diego this weekend. 

Sanders will host rallies in National City and Vista and 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.

Saturday, May 21
Doors Open at 4:30 p.m. A Future to Believe In National City Rally, Kimball Park, 1243 National City Blvd, National City
Information for the public: This event is free and open to public but an RSVP is 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. Limited parking available on site, carpooling is encouraged.

Sunday, May 22
Doors Open at 11 a.m. A Future to Believe In Vista Rally, Rancho Buena Vista High School Stadium, 1601 Longhorn Dr, Vista
Information for the public: This event is free and open to public but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. 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. Limited parking available is on-site, carpooling is strongly encouraged. Public transit offered by North County Public Transit buses.

5:00 p.m. — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will bring his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the San Diego area on Saturday, his campaign announced Wednesday.

Sanders, who has remained in the race even though former first lady Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead in delegates, is scheduled to speak at Kimball Park in National City on Saturday evening.

The event is free and open to the public, with admittance beginning at 4:30 p.m. Admission will be first come, first served, but the public is encouraged to fill out an online RSVP form HERE

Sanders, who’s coming off a victory in the Oregon primary and a close loss to Clinton in Kentucky, is hopeful that a victory in California’s June 7 primary election will strengthen his position in this summer’s Democratic convention.

According to the campaign, Sanders will speak about getting big money out of politics, his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition- free, combating climate change and ensuring universal health care.

Due to security concerns, attendees should not bring bags, and carry only small personal items, such as keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, signs, banners and sticks will not be permitted.

An estimated 12,000 people attended a Sanders rally at the San Diego Convention Center in March.

Clinton supporters opened a campaign office for the former New York senator and secretary of state in downtown San Diego on Tuesday. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, campaigned on her behalf in Balboa Park two weeks ago.
 

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