Bernie Sanders to meet nurses at Mohegan Sun Pocono

By Roger DuPuis - [email protected]
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hugs his wife Jane after he finished speaking at a March event in Brooklyn, N.Y. AP file photo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hugs his wife Jane after he finished speaking at a March event in Brooklyn, N.Y. - AP file photo

PLAINS TWP. — Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will speak with a nurses’ union’s annual meeting Monday in a private gathering at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Information released by the Sanders campaign indicated that the Vermont senator is scheduled to meet with members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals at 12:30 p.m. — two hours earlier than initially announced by the campaign — but that the event is closed to the public.

Later Monday, Sanders will appear at a FOX News Town Hall in Bethlehem.

PASNAP Vice President Roben Schwartz, who is an RN at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, called Sanders “a strong ally.”

“The 8,500 members of PASNAP are proud that a front runner for the Democratic nomination has decided to address our annual House of Delegates, where our leaders gather to set the strategic direction of our union for the year,” Schwartz said. “Bernie Sanders is a strong ally of Pennsylvania’s nurses and healthcare professionals, and we look forward to welcoming him to northeast Pennsylvania.”

The Pennsylvania stops come as Sanders makes a multi-day swing through several battleground states that are expected to again play key roles in the road to the White House in 2020.

Sanders will hold rallies in Madison, Wisconsin, Warren, Michigan and Pittsburgh. He will also meet with community members in Gary, Indiana, and union workers in Coopersville, Michigan.

“At rallies in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — three states that flipped and voted for Donald Trump in 2016 — Sanders will deliver a message focused on fighting against unfair trade deals that undermine workers wages and enrich CEOs, rebuilding and strengthening unions and guaranteeing health care as a right to all with Medicare for All,” a campaign release stated.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hugs his wife Jane after he finished speaking at a March event in Brooklyn, N.Y.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/web1_BernieMain.cmyk_-6.jpgSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hugs his wife Jane after he finished speaking at a March event in Brooklyn, N.Y. AP file photo

By Roger DuPuis

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