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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren headed to Ohio to campaign for Hillary Clinton

Pro­gres­sive heroes Bernie Sanders and Eliz­a­beth War­ren are both head­ed to Ohio this week­end to anchor orga­niz­ing events for Hillary Clin­ton’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, Hillary For Amer­i­ca announced this morn­ing.

Details for Sanders’ appear­ances are as fol­lows:

Bernie Sanders to Cam­paign for Hillary Clin­ton in Ohio, Lay Out Stakes of Elec­tion for Mil­len­ni­al Vot­ers

On Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 17, Sen­a­tor Bernie Sanders of Ver­mont will cam­paign for Hillary Clin­ton in Ohio, where he will lay out the stakes of Novem­ber’s elec­tion. At pub­lic events in the Can­ton, Kent and Akron areas, Sanders will empha­size Clin­ton’s plans to sup­port mil­len­ni­als, includ­ing mak­ing free com­mu­ni­ty col­lege and debt-free col­lege avail­able to all Amer­i­cans, pro­tect­ing access to health care for young Amer­i­cans, reform­ing our immi­gra­tion sys­tem and sup­port­ing DREAM­ers and their fam­i­lies, rais­ing the min­i­mum wage and pro­tect­ing our cli­mate. He will also urge Ohioans to reg­is­ter to vote ahead of the Octo­ber 11 dead­line.

This week, Hillary for Ohio released a report which finds that, under Clin­ton’s col­lege plan, the New Col­lege Com­pact, 150,000 Ohio stu­dents would pay no tuition for a four-year col­lege degree. Clin­ton’s plan allows fam­i­lies with incomes up to $125,000 — more than 89 per­cent of Ohio house­holds — to pay no tuition at in-state pub­lic col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties. The full report can be viewed online here.

In the Can­ton area, Sanders will kick off a “Week­end of Action” orga­niz­ing event, and in the Kent and Akron areas, Sanders will ral­ly Ohioans on col­lege cam­pus­es. Addi­tion­al details about these events will be released soon.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic who would like to attend these events should RSVP for each at the links below:

Can­ton area — Pub­lic RSVP Link
Kent area — Pub­lic RSVP Link
Akron area — Pub­lic RSVP Link

Details for War­ren’s appear­ances are as fol­lows:

Eliz­a­beth War­ren to Cam­paign for Hillary Clin­ton in Ohio, Lay Out Stakes of Elec­tion for Mil­len­ni­al Vot­ers

This week­end, Sen­a­tor Eliz­a­beth War­ren of Mass­a­chu­setts will cam­paign for Hillary Clin­ton and Ted Strick­land in Ohio, where she will lay out the stakes of Novem­ber’s elec­tion for mil­len­ni­al vot­ers. At pub­lic Ohio Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty events in Colum­bus and Cleve­land, War­ren will empha­size Clin­ton’s plans to make free com­mu­ni­ty col­lege and debt-free col­lege avail­able to all Amer­i­cans, while urg­ing Ohioans to reg­is­ter to vote ahead of the Octo­ber 11 dead­line.

This week, Hillary for Ohio released a report which finds that, under Clin­ton’s col­lege plan, the New Col­lege Com­pact, 150,000 Ohio stu­dents would pay no tuition for a four-year col­lege degree. Clin­ton’s plan allows fam­i­lies with incomes up to $125,000 — more than 89 per­cent of Ohio house­holds — to pay no tuition at in-state pub­lic col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties. The full report can be viewed online here.

In Colum­bus on Sat­ur­day, War­ren will hold an orga­niz­ing event on cam­pus at The Ohio State Uni­ver­si­ty. She will be joined by Strick­land at the Cleve­land event, which will be on Sun­day, and addi­tion­al details will be released soon. Mem­bers of the pub­lic who would like to attend these events should RSVP for each at the links below.

Colum­bus
When: 2:45 PM EDT, Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 17
Doors open to pub­lic: 1:45 PM EDT
Where: Archie Grif­fin Ball­room in the Ohio Union, 1739 N High Street, Colum­bus, OH
Pub­lic RSVP Link

Cleve­land
When: 10:30 AM EDT, Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 18
Where: TBA, Cleve­land, OH
Pub­lic RSVP Link

Mean­while, next Thurs­day, Chelsea Clin­ton will also cam­paign in Ohio:

On Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 22, Chelsea Clin­ton will return to Ohio to cam­paign for Hillary Clin­ton. At an event in the Tole­do area, she will lay out the stakes of Novem­ber’s elec­tion for Ohio fam­i­lies and empha­size her mom’s belief that we are stronger togeth­er when the econ­o­my works for every­one — not just those at the top.

Unlike Trump, Clin­ton’s cam­paign has a large num­ber of high pro­file Demo­c­ra­t­ic lead­ers who can be called upon to head­line events for the cam­paign, and Clin­ton’s cam­paign strate­gists are tak­ing full advan­tage of this, with Hillary Clin­ton off the trail and recov­er­ing from pneu­mo­nia ahead of the first debate.

Hillary For Amer­i­ca has sent Pres­i­dent Oba­ma and Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden to Penn­syl­va­nia, First Lady Michelle Oba­ma to Vir­ginia, Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton to Neva­da, and now Sen­a­tors Eliz­a­beth War­ren and Bernie Sanders to Ohio.

The cam­paign’s plan to send Sanders and War­ren to Ohio was made pub­lic just one day after the release of a cred­i­ble poll show­ing Don­ald Trump has a lead in Ohio:

Don­ald Trump leads Hillary Clin­ton by 5 per­cent­age points in a Bloomberg Pol­i­tics poll of Ohio, a gap that under­scores the Democrat’s chal­lenges in crit­i­cal Rust Belt states after one of the rough­est stretch­es of her cam­paign.

The Repub­li­can nom­i­nee leads Clin­ton 48 per­cent to 43 per­cent among like­ly vot­ers in a two-way con­test and 44 per­cent to 39 per­cent when third-par­ty can­di­dates are includ­ed.

Send­ing both War­ren and Sanders to Ohio for week­end events is a smart move. But when Hillary is able to cam­paign again, she needs to lay out a com­pelling case for how she will gov­ern pro­gres­sive­ly and build an admin­is­tra­tion that will put the needs and con­cerns of the peo­ple — not pow­er­ful inter­ests — first.

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