By Ann-Marie Adams | @annmarieadams
HARTFORD – Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday called for “citizens united” in Connecticut to show up at the polls and vote for him.
“If voter turn out is low, we will not win,” Sanders said. “If voter turnout is high, we win.”
The Vermont Senator also noted that a Democratic Presidential Candidate is not going to win on brand loyalty. Each of the two candidates have to “reach out to independent voters.”
“I think I’m qualified to do just that,” Sanders said.
Sanders made his second stop in Connecticut after visiting New Haven on Sunday. On Monday he made a campaign stop at Riverfront Plaza in Hartford. At 11:00 a.m.
In his speech, Sanders pledged to repeal the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United, which is a conservative non-profit organization in the United States. It is best known for the U.S. Supreme Court case on campaign finance known as Citizens United v. FEC.
Citizens United’s stated mission is to restore the United States government to “citizens’ control,” seeking to “reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty.
Sanders for President Rally themed “A Future to Believe In” at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza drew about 1,000 people.
“It looks to me that Hartford is ready for a political revolution,” said Sanders, pledging to transform America: working class people, and others who are disenchanted with America. “When I talk about a political revolution, it’s not a complicated process.”
In other words, he said, a political revolution means everyone has a vote.
Sanders is among the five presidential candidates to visit Hartford and other parts of Connecticut.
Ohio Governor and GOP candidate John Kasich visited Sacred Heart University two weeks ago and Glastonbury High School on Friday.
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump was in Hartford two weeks ago and returned to Connecticut on Saturday at Crosby High School in Waterbury then in Bridgeport at the Klein Memorial Auditorium.
Also on Saturday, Hilary Clinton, who was in Hartford on Friday, campaigned in New Haven with Rep. Rosa DeLauro. She spoke about her plans to raise the minimum wage and fight for equal equality.
While in Hartford, Clinton held a discussion on gun violence with local residents and Sandy Hook victims at the Wilson-Gray YMCA. And her daughter Chelsea Clinton campaigned for her at Dunns River, a Jamaican restaurant in Hartford’s North End.