NewsElections Bernie Sanders holding 2020 campaign rally at Brooklyn College The Vermont senator attended Brooklyn College for a year before transferring to the University of Chicago. Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a rally at Brooklyn College on Saturday. Above, he is seen at a campaign rally in Prospect Park on April 17, 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Spencer Platt By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Updated March 1, 2019 8:15 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Bernie Sanders is returning to Brooklyn Saturday for his first 2020 presidential campaign event. The Vermont senator, who grew up in the borough, will hold a rally at Brooklyn College, where he spent a year before transferring to the University of Chicago in 1960. The rally will start at 11:30 a.m. on the East Quad, but doors will open at 10 a.m., according to the campaign. Sanders announced he was making a second run for the Oval Office on Feb. 19, joining a crowded field of Democratic candidates, including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and California Sen. Kamala Harris. Sanders lost the Democratic nomination in 2016 to Hillary Clinton, but he is credited for pushing the party farther to the left and influencing the platforms of several current candidates. He is an advocate for a $15 minimum wage and a Medicare-for-all health plan. He also has vowed to not accept any corporate PAC money, as he did in his 2016 campaign. During his 2016 campaign, Sanders held multiple rallies in Brooklyn and set up his New York headquarters in Gowanus. By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Bernie's Brooklyn: See where the presidential candidate grew upSanders, a Vermont senator, was born in the borough in 1941. Crowded field of Democrats in 2020 raceJoe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and others are running to challenge President Donald Trump. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.