Bernie Sanders to visit Atlanta this weekend in support of Vincent Fort
The former presidential candidate throws his weight behind the current mayoral hopeful
Mayoral candidate Vincent Fort recently announced that Senator Bernie Sanders will visit Atlanta this weekend to rally for Fort’s campaign. Fort says that the former presidential candidate will stump for him at an event planned for Saturday, September 30.
An early advocate for Sanders’ 2016 bid for the White House, Fort has aligned his run for mayor with many of the political ideologies held by the Vermont senator — centering on key issues like prioritizing affordable housing, increasing minimum wage and decriminalizing marijuana inside Atlanta’s city limits.
Fort says he’s “thrilled” about Sander’s upcoming appearance: “This is more than a campaign, it’s a movement. We’re really looking forward to Sanders coming to help build the infrastructure for what we hope to do for the city.”
While the campaign could not yet provide information about the location and the time of Saturday’s rally, Fort assured that Sander’s appearance was definite. “Bernie’s bought his plane tickets,” he says. “It’s happening.”