During a visit to Kansas City on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders continued to push against economic inequality and a “rigged” political system, two recurring themes of his presidential campaign.
A large crowd of supporters gathered in Bartle Hall to hear the senator’s midday speech, which followed a loss in the Nevada caucus last week.
Sanders called for major reforms curtailing Wall Street influence on the economy and on corporate money in elections, for smaller banks working under tighter investment rules and for a higher minimum wage. He also spoke in defense of same-sex marriage and equity pay laws for women.
The speech marked the first time the presidential contest steamed through Kansas City since the start of primary season. Missouri’s primary election will be held on March 15.
Read more: Kansas City Star