By Adam Joseph Taylor
MI First Election
People from across Michigan attended the Bernie rally at Michigan State University on March 2 to show support for a candidate who is highly popular among young voters.
Breanna McEntee, an MSU student, said that Sanders needs to get more backing.
“A lot of people are active on social media. They aren’t really active at the rallies and not enough in the polls.”
She said that the issues important to her are not so much about the economy, but more of a social level thing.
“I am really really pro-choice and totally believe in that. I love that he fought for the civil rights movements, I think that is really cool and I just think he has a good great platform.”
Brandy French, a mother of three boys from Alma, Michigan, said that her vote for Bernie is mostly for her kids.
“I have three boys and Bernie Sanders is the future of my children. He wants to raise the minimum wage up to $15 an hour and I hope he can do that in eight years. By that time, I am going to be 40 years old and my kids will be adults.”
The issues most important to French, she said, are women’s rights, foreign policy and health care for all.
“I am poor and do not have health care. My children are on Medicaid and I want them to have health insurance for the rest of their lives.”
Mackayla Hyde, from Alma, Michigan, said that free college is important to her because she cannot attend higher education due to lack of financial support.
“Health care and free college are the most important issues for me. I am not in college right now because I cannot afford it.”