BERNIE SANDERS campaign report of California events .
Sisters and Brothers -
Not everyone knows this, but in 2020 California voters will receive their ballots in the mail right around the time people in Iowa head out to caucus.
California’s role in a primary has always been important — it’s a lot of delegates — but perhaps never more than in this election.
So we thought you’d want to know that California is fired up and showing up for Bernie. So far, more than 275,000 people from around the state have taken action to support our campaign. And this weekend, we held YUGE rallies in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The weekend started in San Diego with more than 6,000 supporters at the very location President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a speech to the people of that city 82 years ago.
We then left for Los Angeles where just short of 15,000 people showed up at Grand Park across from Los Angeles City Hall.
After the event, Bernie took some time to thank some of our campaign’s volunteers:
Earlier in the day, Bernie also stopped by the Islamic Center of Southern California to talk about the recent New Zealand mosque shooting and to speak about his own family history, the forces that shaped his political views and a call for the American people to reject hate in all of its forms.
And we closed the weekend in San Francisco with more than 16,000 supporters at Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason.
And at each stop, Bernie told the crowd that this struggle is not just about defeating Donald Trump. This struggle is about taking on the incredibly powerful institutions that control the economic and political life of this country.
These powerful special interests are going to spend a lot of money to try to defeat us. But we have something they don’t have: the power of the people.
That was clear in California this weekend. And if we continue to stand together and fight, we are not only going to win this election, we are going to transform our nation.
Let’s make it happen.