Now is your chance to see Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Democratic hopefuls for president, in person. The two planned to make stops in Boston this week.
First up, Clinton was set to appear alongside Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Attorney General Maura Healey for a talk on substance abuse Thursday. Doors were set to open at 1:30 for the meeting, scheduled to begin at 2:30 at the Boston Teachers Union Local 66 Hall in Dorchester.
Clinton also planned to host a fundraiser on Thursday, though a Clinton staffer did not return a question about where it would be. The staffer told Metro the fundraiser is closed to the public.
Sanders, the Vermont senator, planned to appear in Boston on Saturday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Doors were scheduled to open at 5 p.m. The event was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
“As a party we’re very excited at every opportunity to have our activists get a chance to hear from the many great democratic candidates for president on our side this year in person,” said Pat Beaudry, spokesman for the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
By late September the party was not officially involved in any candidates’ primary campaigns.
The American Federation of Teachers, meanwhile, endorsed Clinton in July.
But Boston Teachers Union PresidentRichard Stutman told Metro the union wouldn’t have a role in the talk apart from offering the space.
“She needed a friendly place and we have theroom so we are glad to accommodate her,” Stutman said.
Sanders supporters held a rallyon Dewey Square in July.