Warner and Sarvis Reach Out to JMU Students

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- Senator Mark Warner and Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis both spoke with JMU students about Millenial-focused issues.

Both candidates held separate events on the James Madison University on Aug. 31. The issues they focused on included student debt and immigration reform.

Sarvis, a Libertarian, spoke with students about immigration reform. He supports welcoming immigrants, and he says his tolerance will resonate with students.

"It's been shown that Millenials are willing to support somebody who's both fiscally conservative and socially liberal or pro-tolerant. And, it's just an opportunity to get my message out. I'm going to be going to as many colleges as possible," said Sarvis (LIB-VA), candidate for Senate.

Senator Warner says helping students attend college is a big step. This will lead to an informed vote, one he says which crosses party lines.

"But this student debt issue, I actually hear more about this all across, not just in places like JMU, but all across the state than almost any other issue. And we really have to grapple with it. This should not be a Democratic-Republican issue. This is a common sense issue. You shouldn't go broke if you go to college in America today," said Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA).

Others agree.

"As the United States has recovered slowly from the great crash, the great recession in 2008, 2009,this generation, kids that go to JMU, as they go out into the workforce, are having a harder time," said Deb Fitzgerald, the Harrisonburg Democratic Committee Chair.

With the Senate election in November, Warner and Sarvis still have plenty of campaign stops left in the Commonwealth.

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