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Hundreds March Downtown In Support Of Bernie Sanders

CHICAGO (CBS) -- In campaign 2016, Chicago is "feeling the Bern."

Supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Daley Plaza and then marched about a mile to Water Tower Place, reports CBS 2's Sandra Torres.

Tiana Carson and her nine-year-old twins traveled to Chicago from Aurora to be a part of this rally and march.

"It's important to show our youth now so they are paying attention when their turn comes," Carson said.

They were amongst hundreds who joined in with signs and chants to make another push before the March 15 Illinois Primary.

"This is the first time that I have ever done anything and I think this is really our only opportunity for a very long time to make a difference," Carson said.

While the focus of the march was to support Sanders, many say it's also a way to get people energized to go out and vote.

Supporters of Hillary Clinton held their own "get out the vote" effort in Chicago on Saturday.

Senator Dick Durbin spoke to young volunteers Saturday morning at Clinton's campaign office on the South Side.

They are all part of a fellowship program designed to help get young people involved in politics and to teach them the "ins and outs" of the organization before the Illinois Primary.


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