Sen. Bernie Sanders held a Get Out The Vote canvas launch Saturday afternoon at the SEA/SEIU hall in Concord, NH that drew such a large audience that it spilled into the hallway.
Sanders began the event by apologizing to the crowd for the overcapacity. He said that there was originally only supposed to have 80 people in attendance, but quickly moved on to speaking about his campaign.
“Our campaign is going really, really strong,” he said.
He informed the crowd about some of the policies that he plans to put into place if he becomes president, including equal pay for equal work and raising the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour.
On the matter of climate change he told the audience that “our generation will listen to the scientists.” He also said sarcastically that he knows “this is a radical idea” but instead of spending $1.8 trillion on “weapons of mass destruction, we can end climate change.”
Other topics Sanders addressed in his roughly 15 minute speech were mass incarceration – “invest in our young people, not in incarceration” – and abortion rights – “it is women who have the right to control their bodies, not the government.”
He also took a dig at the current president Donald Trump when he addressed immigration.
“Our admin will not be grabbing babies from the arms of our mothers,” he said.
Sanders kept his speech short as his next appearance is tonight at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH.