EAST LOS ANGELES — Fans as well as opponents of Hillary Clinton are headed to East Los Angeles College where the Democratic presidential candidate is scheduled to speak this afternoon a few weeks before the California primaries
Clinton is expected to talk about her plans to raise family incomes and other topics during a speech in a college gymnasium. In addition to speaking at East L.A. College, the former U.S. Secretary of State, who is battling U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, is scheduled to appear at L.A. fundraisers, including one hosted by 14th District Councilman Jose Huizar, during her Cinco de Mayo visit to Los Angeles.
Not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat for Clinton, however. Several groups opposed to Clinton’s candidacy said they will march from Belevedere Park in East Los Angeles to the college campus in Monterey Park this afternoon to protest her support of U.S. military force in Iraq as well as her position on economic issues that were viewed as detrimental to working-class citizens, according to a City News Service story in the Daily News.
“This event is to let Hillary know that she is not welcomed in Los Angeles and to raise community awareness of what she really represents,” one of the protest organizers told City News.
It’s not the first time a Clinton has campaigned for president at East L.A. College. In 1992, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton’s husband, spoke about ways to improve education during a campaign stop at the college, according to Campus News.
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