Sanders to join youth climate strikers in Iowa

Sanders to join youth climate strikers in Iowa
© Greg Nash

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump glosses over virus surge during Florida trip The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Fauci says focus should be on pausing reopenings rather than reverting to shutdowns; WHO director pleads for international unity in pandemic response Ex-Sanders aide says Biden unity task forces need to go farther 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-CortezTrump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott Hispanic Caucus requests meeting with private detention center CEOs Trump glosses over virus surge during Florida trip 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.