AKRON – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Akron on Monday at the Akron Civic Theatre.
“We can accomplish our dreams when we have the courage to fight for those dreams,” Sanders told the crowd.
Sanders discussed the economy, noting that the Walton family, owners of Wal-Mart, owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans.
“This campaign is not just about taking on a corrupt campaign finance system, it’s about taking on a rigged economy,” Sanders said.
Public education, a selling point for Sanders’ millennial voters, also was a hot topic.
“We need to have the best-educated workforce in the world. Everybody also knows there are hundreds of thousands bright, qualified people who want to go to college, but can’t go to college,” Sanders said. “When we talk about public education in the year 2016, we’ve got to talk about making public colleges and universities tuition-free.”
Sanders went on to discuss trade policies, which he says have cost the country millions of jobs.
“We are going to create trade agreements that work for workers, not just the CEOs of large corporations,” Sanders said. When it comes to Hillary Clinton, Sanders said, “She supported virtually every one of those major, disastrous trade agreements.”
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