Bernie Sanders opened his Iowa City office on Saturday and was welcomed by a crowd of 300 local supporters.
Sanders spoke on issues of concern to the working class, including the minimum wage and pay equality for women workers. He called the current minimum wage of $7.23 “a starvation wage” while calling for it to be raised to $15.
The independent Senator from Vermont touched on the issue of police brutality, which has been a serious issue gaining traction across the United States. He said police should be accountable for their actions.
Senator Sanders continued talking about his vision for America. He discussed many issues of concern, and some raised by the public, including combating climate change, reform of the education system and universal healthcare.
Sanders is in Iowa for a three-day swing through the Hawkeye State.