Bernie Sanders headlines get-out-the-vote rally in Newport

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NEWPORT — Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Newport on Friday to headline a get-out-the-vote rally, urging Vermonters to back Sue Minter for governor, David Zuckerman for lieutenant governor, and Orleans-Lamoille House candidate Katherine Sims.

“We have got to create an economy which ends the obscenity of the United States having more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on Earth,” the former presidential candidate told a crowd of hundreds at the Gateway Center.

Sanders said that Minter, a Democrat, and Zuckerman, who has the backing of Democrats and progressives, are the best choices to move Vermont forward on issues such as environmental protection, campaign finance reform, and wealth inequality.

Minter made a promise to the Newport community that the cellar holes that remain downtown where the Renaissance Block was supposed to sit, would be high on her agenda if she is elected.

“What’s going to happen when I’m your governor is that hole in your Main Street is going to get filled with your vision for your community,” Minter told the crowd.

At the end of the rally, Sanders urged everyone to stay politically active after Election Day and to keep pushing for the changes they want to see in their communities and country.

“Let us also remember that they can’t do it alone,” Sanders said. “They need your help the day after the election.”

Photos by Tanya Mueller.
Photos by Tanya Mueller.
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