Adding to his multi-city tour of California, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he will hold a rally at Santa Barbara City College on Saturday morning.
Sen. Sanders (I–Vt.) will speak to SBCC students and residents of Santa Barbara from The Great Meadow on SBCC’s West Campus, a large plot of grass overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The rally, titled “A Future to Believe In,” is free and open to the public. Doors open for the event at 7 a.m.
Sanders’s campaign said in a statement that Sanders will be speaking about money in politics, climate change, health care and how to make public colleges and universities tuition-free.
The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) said the 15x, an express line between UC Santa Barbara and SBCC, will not be running on Saturday.
Cynthia Boche, assistant planning manager at MTD, said none of the Saturday buses will get UCSB students to SBCC by 7 a.m., but that students may be able to arrive by 8. Boche said she expects an influx of passengers on Saturday morning.
“I think a lot of people from Isla Vista will be wanting to get to the event,” she said.
UCSB students can take the Line 11 bus to the downtown Transit Center and then take Line 4 or Line 17 to SBCC.
Actor Danny DeVito, who has endorsed Sanders, drew hundreds of UCSB students to The Arbor for several hours last week, telling them it was important to vote in the California Democratic primary on June 7.
People planning to see Sanders at SBCC should not bring bags, signs or banners and should limit belongings to small items like keys and phones, the candidate’s campaign said.
After speaking at SBCC, Sanders will head 60 miles north to address supporters at Santa Maria High School’s Wilson Stadium. Students can RSVP for the SBCC rally at Sanders’s campaign website.