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09/10/2015

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders Makes Appearance at Winthrop for Rock Hill Rally

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 Sanders is a Democratic candidate for president of the United States.
 Appearing with Sanders will be Cornel West, an activist, public intellectual and frequent commentator on political and social issues. West is a professor of philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and is a professor emeritus at Princeton University.

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make an appearance at Winthrop University during a three-city stop Sept. 12 in South Carolina.

Sanders is a Democratic candidate for president of the United States. In 2006, he was elected to the U.S. Senate after 16 years as Vermont’s sole congressman in the House of Representatives, and he is now serving his second term.

Appearing with Sanders will be Cornel West, an activist, public intellectual and frequent commentator on political and social issues. West is a professor of philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and is a professor emeritus at Princeton University.

The Sept. 12 event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Byrnes Auditorium on the Winthrop campus, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. Go to: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/4jwy4

General parking will be at the American Legion lot and by Dinkins Hall. Media staff will be directed to park around the auditorium. Campus police officers will direct traffic.

Winthrop University is a public institution dedicated to serving the state of South Carolina and to promoting the free exchange of ideas and informed citizenship. Thus Winthrop University welcomes political candidates, elected officials, and guest speakers from all partisan and ideological perspectives to visit campus and to present their ideas to the Winthrop and Rock Hill communities. These appearances do not constitute an endorsement of any party, candidate, or ideological perspective.

For more information, e-mail Arianna Jones at arianna@berniesanders.com or for logistical media questions, contact Pamela Schwartz, 917/355-0807 at pamela.d.schwartz@gmail.com.


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