Sanders campaigns for Clinton in Kalamazoo

Posted at 3:04 PM, Nov 02, 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- With less than a week until Election Day, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Michigan Wednesday to make a final push for Hillary Clinton.

Sanders spent an hour rallying Western Michigan University students and others in the crowd at Miller Auditorium to get out and vote Nov. 8.

"To actually see him and hear him speak and not just in a soundbite but actually in person, was pretty pretty awesome," said student David Stone.

He told the crowd that after the election, it's up to them to maintain momentum on issues like raising the minimum wage, establishing universal healthcare and making college education free for all students.

"There is so much of it in the country," said student Rebecca Shaefer about wealth in the United States. "So him just talking about us needing to use it for people that are struggling with money, kids that have college debt, like it needs to be dispersed."

Sanders also challenged them to stick to the issues when standing in the voting booth, and not the names on the ballot.

"I am asking you to go beyond personality," Sanders said.  "Take a hard look at the issues that impact the working class and the middle class of this country.  And on every issue, you will find Hillary Clinton's position far, far superior Donald Trump."

After speaking in Kalamazoo, Sanders traveled to Traverse City for another rally.