ROCK HILL, S.C. — The race for the White House in 2020 continued across the border in South Carolina Sunday.
Bernie Sanders, a United States senator and presidential candidate, made a stop in the Palmetto state. Sanders spoke at a town hall at Clinton College in Rock Hill Sunday afternoon.
People packed into a gym on campus to hear Sanders’ speech.
He laid out his plans for the White House, focusing on people coming together to make real change.
This is Sanders' second visit to the Charlotte region since announcing his bid for office.
Sanders touched on economic, social, racial, and environmental issues at this town hall. Sanders believes the American people are entitled to an economy and government that work for all, not just the one percent.
He is one of over two dozen candidates vying for the Democratic nomination.
Some people NBC Charlotte spoke with at the event said they are fully behind Sanders.
“I’m really hoping that more people feel the Bern," Emily Iknayan, a town hall attendee, said. "He’s a great candidate. He cares about people so I hope that other people can see that.”
Others say it will be a tough decision with such a large field of candidates.
“There’s a lot of great candidates in our field," Yolanda Wilson, another attendee, said. "I know there’s a lot of them but fortunately, we have a lot of good choices to choose from.”
President Donald Trump just announced within the last week his bid for re-election on the Republican side.