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Sanders to join youth climate strikers in Iowa

Sanders to join youth climate strikers in Iowa
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Trump mocks Joe Biden's drive-in rallies at North Carolina event Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE (I-Vt.) on Friday will strike with youth climate activists in Iowa, his campaign announced Wednesday. 

Sanders will speak at the strike in Des Moines outside the state Capitol on Friday morning. 

Strike organizers also advertised Sanders's planned appearance. 

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"Bernie Sanders will be striking with us on Friday, will you?" they wrote in a Facebook post. "Make sure to arrive by 10:15, so you can see Bernie speak at 10:30!!"

Sanders's participation in the strike builds on his planned campaign events in Iowa this week, including a canvass launch at the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement on Friday afternoon. The event comes after the progressive community organization endorsed Sanders on Monday. 

The White House hopeful met with Iowa youth climate strikers last month when he held a summit with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS 'human rights abuses' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comments | Energy Dept. exempts quick dishwashers from existing efficiency standards | Ocasio-Cortez says having Green New Deal would have helped handle COVID-19 pandemic Ocasio-Cortez says Biden vote can be 'tactical' effort to support marginalized communities MORE (D-N.Y.). Both lawmakers have been vocal proponents of the Green New Deal, a legislative package aimed at combating climate change. 

Later on Friday, Sanders will also participate in the Iowa Farmers Union presidential forum along with four of his primary opponents. 

He’ll end the week with a “College for All” town hall at Simpson College on Sunday at noon.