Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to visit Binghamton to appear at what's billed as a "town hall meeting."

The Sanders campaign has announced that the candidate will hold the event at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena on Monday (April 11).

Mary Clark of Citizen Action of New York said the scheduled Sanders appearance in Broome County was confirmed Friday morning.

According to the Sanders campaign, doors will open at 7 a.m. Monday. The event is expected to start at 10 a.m.

The event at the Arena will be free and open to the public. People planning to attend are advised to not bring bags because of security concerns. Attendees should limit what they carry to small, personal items like keys and cellphones.

Security screeners will not allow people to enter the building with weapons, sharp objects or chairs. Signs and banners on sticks also will not be permitted.

At the Binghamton event, Sanders is expected to discuss a range of issues, including getting "big money" out of the political process and combating climate change. He also plans to speak about his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition free and his goal of ensuring universal health care.

Clark said Southern Tier residents who have been supporters of Sanders are "thrilled" that he plans to make a stop in Binghamton.

Clark said people interested in attending the Sanders rally may obtain more information at the "Binghamton for Bernie" Facebook page. They also may contact the local Citizen Action office at 607.723.0110.

After his appearance in Binghamton on Monday, Sanders plans to attend a rally at the University at Buffalo.

This story includes updated information provided by the Bernie Sanders campaign.

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