Sanders Holds Town Hall in Davenport

Aug 19, 2019

Health care, income inequality, and unions were just some of the topics Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders discussed at a Quad Cities town hall meeting on Monday morning. The event was held at the Davenport Public Library.

He emphasized that, under a Sanders administration, there would be medicare for all. That's because he believes health care is a human right.

"500,000 people will go bankrupt this year because of medical bills. Y'know, they didn't go to Las Vegas and blow all their money on a casino. Their crime was that they got cancer. How insane, how irrational, how obscene is a system which says that I'm gonna destroy the financial circumstances of your family because you had cancer. That is barbaric."

A key issue for Sanders during his campaign is the income inequality that he says has gotten worse over the last 50 years.

"We end up with three people owning more wealth than the bottom half of American society. You've got one percent owning more wealth than the bottom 92 percent." 

Following the Davenport town hall, Sanders traveled to Cedar County for another campaign event.