Over 5,000 students and community members stood in line outside UC Irvine’s Bren Events Center waiting to hear the former President Bill Clinton rally supporters. Lines began in the early afternoon with some people waited hours before the event began.
During the rally Clinton endorsed a number of Democratic Party candidates for seats in the House of Representatives including Julia Brownley, Alan Lowenthal, Scott Peters, Raul Ruiz, and Mark Takano. Missing on the agenda was local Mayor and candidate Sukhee Kang.
Clinton and the accompanying candidates, speaking to a college audience, mainly touched on issues pertaining to college tuition, diversity and equality, women’s rights, and immigration. Raul Ruiz states that the election is about “reviving the American Dream”.
Regardless of whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, it’s pretty cool to have a President come speak at UC Irvine.
If you attended, feel free to share your thoughts below! And if you didn’t, we’d also like to hear what you have to say.