Meet the Candidate: Bernie Sanders
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.