BERLIN — Gaining in the polls and drawing large crowds in Iowa, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg will hold a town hall meeting at Berlin city hall Saturday night.

The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg has announced a four-day bus tour across New Hampshire, starting this Friday. His town meeting in Berlin will be held at 6:30 p.m. with doors open at 6 p.m.

A graduate of Harvard University and a Rhodes Scholar, Buttigieg served in the Navy Reserve from 2009-2017, working as an intelligence officer and served a deployment in Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged with the rank of lieutenant.

Buttigieg served two terms as mayor of his hometown of South Bend, and in April, became the first openly gay Democratic candidate for president.

He favors “Medicare for All Who Want It,” providing an affordable comprehensive public alternative for those who want it while incentivizing private insurers to bring down prices.

Buttigieg said to pay for his plan, he would roll back the Trump corporate tax cuts and also allow the government to negotiate for drug prices.

Calling for channeling the nation’s energy for a new era of climate action, he calls for net zero emissions in the United States no later than 2050.

Buttigieg proposes a state-federal partnership to make public college tuition affordable for all and free for lower income students along with an increase in Pell Grants to help with basic living expenses.

He also calls for making major federal investments in clean water and wastewater infrastructure, transportation and broadband.

Buttigieg argues the economy has been tilted towards the wealthy and away from the middle class and working people.

He said he would institute policies to raise wages and restore workers’ rights including a $15 minimum wage and national paid family leave.

To RSVP for the Berlin town meeting go to mobilize.us/newhampshireforpete/event/150519.

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