With the presidential election looming, many candidates are turning to grassroots efforts on college campuses. Students have formed Indiana University Students For Bernie Sanders. Freshman Christian Pathic and one of the Co-Founders of the chapter says Sanders’s relatability is a key factor. Pathic Staties that Sanders is not here to criticize anyone running against him and that Sanders’s policies are also a key part of why colleges are forming groups around him. In particular Pathic says that he is addressing college tuition and student loans, which are important to millennials.
Pathic says that Bloomington residents must sign a petition to get Sanders on the ballot and they hope to assist the Bloomington for Sanders campaign in getting those signatures. Because of this Pathic says he wants people to engage with the Sanders campaign on an individual and grassroots level.
Overall Pathic feels optimistic about Sanders’s chances of getting on the ballot. IU For Bernie Sanders is currently working on organizing a call out meeting. WFHB attempted to contact representatives of other campus groups campaigning for presidential candidates. We did not receive calls back before our deadline. Stay tuned to the Daily Local News in the coming weeks for those reports.