Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will speak at Woodward Park at 7 p.m. Sunday. The event will be free and open to the public, but interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP on the campaign’s website.
The usual entry fees for Woodward Park will apply: $5 per vehicle or $3 if that vehicle has a person 65 or older.
Sanders’ staff asks that attendees do not bring bags and limit what they do bring to small, personal items like keys and cellphones. Limited parking will be available for $5 behind the Rotary Amphitheater, where Sanders will speak.
Sanders follows appearances in Fresno by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who will hold a campaign rally Friday morning at Selland Arena, and former President Bill Clinton, who campaigned Monday at Fresno State on behalf of his wife, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
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The Sanders campaign announced the Fresno date Wednesday afternoon, adding to a whirlwind of California events this week in Southern and Central California. He will speak in: Ventura and Pomona on Thursday; Los Angeles on Friday; Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Bakersfield on Saturday; and Fresno on Sunday.
Fresno spokesman Mark Standriff said that a request was filed with the city to use the park for a Sanders event, but the proper paperwork has not been returned to the city.
“It’s not to say it won’t happen, but we are still waiting for paperwork from them,” he said.