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Wed Aug 16, 2017, 02:21 PM

🐦 August 21 - Bernie Sanders, Chuck Jones to attend Indianapolis jobs rally

Published 1:45 p.m. ET Aug. 16, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders will be in Indianapolis Monday to attend a rally focused on jobs and the economy.

The rally begins at 4 p.m. at Monument Circle and is organized by Good Jobs Nation, an organization with a mission statement to "end the U.S. Government's role as America's leading low-wage job creator."

During the rally, Sanders will be joined by former United Steelworkers Local 1999 President Chuck Jones and local elected officials.

"What we're doing is trying to get people together and get them to realize what is happening in this country with the loss of jobs," Jones said. "No matter if it's to Mexico or to China or to wherever, we are losing good paying jobs, and some of these companies responsible are being rewarded with government contracts. "What we want to do is hold some of the politicians accountable for some of the campaign promises made, and bring attention to the fact that something needs to change."

"We appreciate anybody and everybody showing up," he said. "And this is not a union rally. This is for all working class people and anybody who has got an interest in keeping jobs in this country. Hopefully we can build a movement going forward."

The rally is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required but guests are encouraged to RSVP by signing up on Sanders' website. The trip to the Circle City is the first of three planned stops where Sanders. a Vermont independent, will talk jobs in the Midwest.

After leaving Indianapolis, Sanders will head to Portsmouth, Ohio, Tuesday for a rally on jobs, health care and the economy.

He will then travel to Detroit for a Tuesday night town hall meeting with Rep. John Conyers.


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