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Bernie Sanders to talk Green New Deal, Medicare for All plan to SC campaign stops

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The 77-year-old Bernie Sanders hopes that in 2020, his progressive message has sunk in so deeply that the Democratic Party is ready to make him its new leader.
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The 77-year-old Bernie Sanders hopes that in 2020, his progressive message has sunk in so deeply that the Democratic Party is ready to make him its new leader.

After visiting the Midlands earlier this month, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will return to South Carolina Thursday for a two-day trip.

The U.S. senator from Vermont will make four stops in the Pee Dee and will focus on climate change and his medicare policy, according to a statement from his campaign.

Sanders will hold a town hall Thursday in Myrtle Beach. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event at Chapin Park on North Kings Highway.

On Friday, Sanders will hold a shrimp and grits breakfast in Georgetown at the Beck Recreation Center. The event will start at 9 a.m., but doors will open at 8:30 a.m.

Sanders released a $16.3 trillion plan to fight climate change last week. His plan — which he’s calling the Green New Deal after the same-named congressional proposal — is focused on curbing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and eliminating fossil fuel use by 2050.

Friday night, Sanders will switch gears and focus on his Medicare for all plan during a town hall in Florence. The event will be held at the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m.

After, Sanders will be attending the Florence After 5 concert and festival.

Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.
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