On Tuesday, Central New York was the spot for two of the five candidates looking to become President— and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders rallied in Syracuse at the Oncenter.
Attendance for the presidential hopeful was in full-force— from first-time voters to undecided voters to full-fledged supporters, thousands of people attended the rally downtown to hear what the Vermont Senator had to say.
Sanders has been drawing strength from young voters, and he made sure to highlight the many issues like cost of college and job opportunities that are relevant to his supporter demographic.
“I have detected in New York State and across the country that the young people of America understand that they are the future of our country and they damn well want to help shape the future they will be living under,” Sanders said.
One of the areas that Sanders has been lagging well behind Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton is with minority groups. Just before the rally, he met with leaders from the black and Latino communities in Syracuse, as well as representatives from the Onondaga Nation.
Sanders wrapped up his speech just before 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.