Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making his first trip to Spartanburg next week.
Senator Sanders will be part of a town hall meeting hosted by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus.
The town hall will focus on criminal justice and education reform.
The panel includes state and local leaders on both topics.
It will also include information on getting expungements.
Representative Rosalyn Henderson-Myers represents Spartanburg in the South Carolina statehouse.
“Spartanburg is still considered a major city in South Carolina and as the candidates come through South carolina it’s important for them to realize that we are important, that we are a voting block here,” she said.
The caucus is not endorsing Sanders but says it’s important for Democratic presidential candidates to visit south carolina:
“You have more African Americans that voted in the 2018 election historically than have ever voted before. If we can continue to get those people excited and interested to the polls I think we have a good chance of if not turning the state blue then certainly turning it purple,” said Henderson-Myers.
The town hall will be next Thursday, April 18th at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Spartanburg from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.