SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Three weeks until the California primary, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders will bring his campaign message to San Jose and Vallejo on Wednesday.
According to the Sanders campaign, the senator from Vermont will appear at a 1 p.m. rally at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose. Doors open at 10 a.m. Admission is free, but parking at the fairgrounds is $10, cash only.
Sanders will hold another rally Wednesday evening at Vallejo Waterfront Park on Mare Island Way at 7:30 p.m. Doors open to the Vallejo event at 4 p.m. Admission to both events is first come, first served.
Despite having a steep climb in battling frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, the senator has vowed to continue his campaign through the California primary on June 7th and continues to seek votes in the Golden State.
Sanders made campaign appearances in San Francisco, Oakland and the Central Valley last week and is rallying in Southern California on Tuesday.
At a rally in Stockton last Tuesday, Sanders was cheered for his proposals of free public higher education, raising the minimum wage and reducing income inequality.
“I would say that in America today, we have millions of people who are working off starvation wages, that we have massive levels of wealth and income inequality, that in America, if you work 40 hours a week, you should not be living in poverty. $15 an hour is a living wage, they’re not going to get rich on that,” Sanders told KPIX 5 in an interview last week.
As of Tuesday morning, Sanders has 1,473 delegates and superdelegates, while Clinton has 2,240 delegates and superdelegates, according to The Associated Press. Sanders hopes to win primaries in Oregon and Kentucky being held on Tuesday.
To win the Democratic nomination, 2,383 delegates are needed.