Sen. Bernie Sanders will be in Indianapolis on Monday to attend a rally focused on jobs and the economy.
The rally begins at 4 p.m. at Monument Circle and is organized by Good Jobs Nation, an organization with a mission to “end the U.S. Government’s role as America’s leading low-wage job creator.”
During the rally, Sanders, I-Vt., will be joined by former United Steelworkers Local 1999 President Chuck Jones and local elected officials.
“What we’re doing is trying to get people together and get them to realize what is happening in this country with the loss of jobs,” Jones said. “No matter if it’s to Mexico or to China or to wherever, we are losing good-paying jobs, and some of these companies responsible are being rewarded with government contracts.
“What we want to do is hold some of the politicians accountable for some of the campaign promises made and bring attention to the fact that something needs to change.”
Jones found himself in the national spotlight late last year when he told CNN that President Donald Trump was exaggerating the number of Carrier Corp. jobs in Indiana that were saved in a deal orchestrated by Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Trump later attacked Jones on Twitter.
Sanders will then be in Detroit with Rep. Conyers Tuesday:
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the former Democratic presidential candidate, will join U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. for a town hall meeting in Detroit next week to discuss healthcare and jobs.
A single-payer health care system is likely to be on the agenda. It was at the core of the Vermont independent’s 2016 campaign, and Conyers, the Detroit Democrat, has introduced Medicare-for-all legislation every Congress since 2003.
This year, Conyers’ bill has the support of a majority of Democrats in Congress for the first time.
Sanders has said he plans to introduce his own single-payer legislation when lawmakers return from break next month.
The town hall is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Chapel Church, 7707 W. Outer Drive in Detroit. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is “first come, first served.”
Tickets are not required, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged at events.berniesanders.com.
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