GREENSBORO, N.C. – "We love Bernie," cheered a crowd of about 9,000 supporters as the Greensboro Coliseum's Special Event Center hosted the Democratic presidential candidate on Sunday night.
Sanders discussed his political platform: tackling income and wealth inequality, promoting Medicare for all and a single-payer program, allowing 12 weeks paid medical leave for new mothers and taking away excessive policing equipment from local departments.
He also addressed the federal minimum wage.
"Wages in America are just too damn low," Sanders said in reference to $7.25 an hour. He supports raising it to $15.
He also acknowledged race relations in America. Sanders said while there has been progress over the years, he encourages Americans to end forms of institutional racism and for people to get on-board with a comprehensive immigration reform plan.
The rally lasted for about 90 minutes.