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Sanders video highlights lack of Reno affordable housing

Eighteen of the 24 declared Democratic hopefuls will take the stage Sunday for their strictly-enforced five-minute speeches to hundreds of party leaders at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual summer fundraiser. (Source:  Gage Skidmore/ MGN)
Eighteen of the 24 declared Democratic hopefuls will take the stage Sunday for their strictly-enforced five-minute speeches to hundreds of party leaders at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual summer fundraiser. (Source: Gage Skidmore/ MGN)
Published: Jun. 26, 2019 at 1:16 PM PDT
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Democratic presidential candidate

has released an

spotlighting the lack of affordable housing in Reno.

The Vermont senator's campaign released a video Wednesday featuring interviews with a northern Nevada tenant rights activist, footage of a Sanders rally in Reno this year and images of homeless encampments and renovated apartments.

Sanders is among several Democratic presidential candidates discussing affordable housing plans on the campaign trail. He has proposed expanding a national affordable housing trust fund, allowing cities and towns to use rent control and other measures to make housing more affordable.

The senator released a similar video in May targeting another key issue in Nevada, the third-in-line state to vote on the Democratic nominee.

Sanders'

decried the propose nuclear-waste dump at the mothballed Yucca Mountain project near Las Vegas.

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