Democratic presidential prospect Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) holds a marketing campaign function at La Poste January 26, 2020 in Perry, Iowa.
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Democratic presidential applicant Bernie Sanders will rally Silicon Valley’s haves and have-nots ahead of Tremendous Tuesday.
The marketing campaign confirmed it will hold a rally at San Jose’s Metropolis Corridor on Sunday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m.
The prepared rally comes comes two days right before the Tremendous Tuesday multi-point out main, which incorporates California, and days just after the Sanders marketing campaign claimed victory in the Nevada caucuses.
It also comes following months of the Democratic prospect publicly praising tech worker activism and condemning tech providers and their executives.
Numerous tech employees stay in San Jose — the nation’s 10th largest metropolis and one particular of the most diverse cities in the nation. San Jose and its Silicon Valley suburbs have felt the brunt of California’s housing crisis as tech businesses like Google proceed to develop swiftly in the place. In the last yr, numerous tech providers have announced housing investments to quell problem, but citizens have protested their expansion options, arguing that tech personnel with higher salaries would carry on to guidance superior housing selling prices, forcing lessen-paid out employees from other industries out.
In early February, Recode claimed that Sanders had obtained more aid from Tech employees than any other candidate — particularly from Google workers.
This aid arrives irrespective of the truth that Sanders has been one of Major Tech’s strongest critics in the presidential race.
Sanders and prospect Elizabeth Warren have said that Alphabet need to be split apart, utilizing it as an illustration of Significant Tech’s unchecked power. Soon after four Google workers ended up fired late past calendar year, Sanders and Warren, two of the major Democratic candidates, chimed in with their assist for the workers and criticized Google for staying “anti-employee.”
Sanders also recently congratulated employees of Kickstarter to be “the initially significant tech business to vote for a union,” incorporating “Tech staff deserve occupation security, powerful wages and advantages, and a voice in their corporations.”
Sanders tapped Amazon staff final thirty day period to blast the company’s report and CEO Jeff Bezos on climate improve.
Final 12 months, Sanders slammed Apple’s $2.5 billion housing motivation, expressing that the firm that would not pay out its truthful share in taxes, and thus contributes to the California housing disaster. Apple, which refuted Sanders, pointed out in its announcement that 30,000 folks experienced remaining the San Francisco Bay Spot in 3 months before in 2019. Sanders quoted a stat that 134,000 California people are homeless.
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