They came to hear his call for economic justice and equality, for his criticism of the billionaire class, happy to finally have a candidate that speaks to working class interests.
Sanders's campaign is history-making: Record crowds, record support, and still a year out from the nominating convention - and all for a guy who says he'll refuse all corporate cash.
In each of the campuses where they refused Open Hillel's request that we vets be permitted to speak, the Open Hillel students arranged alternative campus venues.
"When I think of the martyrs of the civil rights movement who died for the right to vote, this country should be doing everything possible to ensure all people can vote."
"We didn't lose today, we tried today; we fought hard for what we believed in; you don't succeed at this or anything else unless you try."
"Justice has been served in Chicago today, despite Mayor Emanuel's best efforts."
As the march from Selma continues, there's a movement to end the most anti-democratic features of election law.
The union-led Democracy Initiative, founded and led by the Communications Workers, will tackle politicization of state courts, a senior strategist says.
Voter turnout is decisive to the outcome; labor and its allies are going all out to reach every potential supporter, including discouraged voters.
Moral Monday has staged "March to the Polls" and "Souls to the Polls" to early voting polling places across the state.