A grassroots kickoff for Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders garnered a standing room-only crowd Wednesday at the borough municipal building.
The widely diverse crowd gathered as part of a grassroots campaign kickoff, with residents representing all parts of the Centre Region and beyond. The event represented a nationwide collection of “house parties” — gatherings of Sanders supporters across the nation at the same time on the same day.
Focus for the event was on voter registration, organizer Jared DeLoof said.
“I was inspired by Bernie Sanders’ message and wanted to get something going here in Centre County,” he said.
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DeLoof said he’d been active in politics for about seven years and worked on the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Gov. Tom Wolf.
The event was highlighted by a message by Sanders himself, who live-streamed a short speech over the Internet to all house parties involved. Saying “enough is enough,” he touched on several issues like income inequality, free tuition and immigration reform.