More prez candidates should campaign in NYC
Oct 23, 2019 | 998 views | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Over the weekend, more than 25,000 people attended Bernie Sanders’s rally at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City. It was the presidential candidate’s first big campaign event since he suffered a heart attack earlier in the month.

In September, Elizabeth Warren also hosted a massive rally, with more than 20,000 people reportedly in attendance, at Washington Square Park. After the event, the Massachusetts senator stuck around for hours taking selfies with attendees.

Former Vice President Joe Biden also spent part of his weekend in New York City, delivering a speech to the teacher’s union.

Other candidates like South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg have also spent time in the city, whether it’s meeting with the Rev. Al Sharpton, hosting fundraisers or chatting at LaGuardia Community College with Congressman Gregory Meeks.

While New York –– more specifically New York City –– is a solidly blue state, Democratic presidential candidates should spend more time courting votes in the Big Apple.

Campaigning in New York City also means knowing how to tackle big issues like funding public housing, ending mass incarceration, protecting immigrants and keeping health care costs down.

New Yorkers deserve to know more about what our presidential candidates stand for, and how their policies will affect their lives in the coming years.

Now that Bill de Blasio and Kirsten Gillibrand, the two New York representatives on the Democratic side, have dropped out of the presidential race, the only New Yorker running for the office is Donald Trump.

All of the other Democratic candidates should come to the city and make their case for why they they are the best person to lead America.
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