By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Miriam Raftery and Ron Logan
East County leaders met with Sanders, share their impressions
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Updated March 24 with comments from Rev. Shane Harris, who met with Senator Sanders
March 23, 2016 (San Diego) – “I wanted to be here to be a part of history,” said Esmeralda Abarco (photo, left), a youthful voter who was first in line to see Vermont Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the San Diego Convention Center last night. She drove down from Los Angeles, arriving at 5 a.m. to hear Sanders because “Bernie is our only hope. He is for the people.”
Alex Vega, an African-American voter from La Mesa (photo, above right), is supporting Sanders because “he supports politics and things that I believed in even before I knew Bernie, policies that align with what’s best for the black community. I think he’s the best candidate ever.”