HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Bernie Sanders supporters will host an organizational meeting this weekend in Huntsville.
They hope to drum up support and create the infrastructure they need to spread their message here in the Tennessee Valley.
The Sanders campaign has steadily picked up steam, as it works to challenge current front-runner Hillary Clinton. Sanders has created momentum for himself, including among Huntsville advocates.
As for the agenda for this Sunday's organizational meeting for "Huntsville for Bernie", organizer Patrick Doyle says, "We will be talking about future events in the Huntsville area, that we will be canvasing, talking to voters, registering voters, and just trying to spread the message that Bernie Sanders is getting out there."
Now, let's face it, this is a deep red state, and voters are likely to give the state's electoral votes to the Republican candidate in 2016.
However, for Sanders advocates, that doesn't matter as much right now.
Doyle notes, "As long as we can get some support, some delegates for him in the primaries, we can have a real effect on the general election."
So that's what these Sanders advocates are going to focus in on, at least at first. Doyle says, "When it comes to the general election, we will probably have a much, much harder time turning a red state blue, but our main focus is making him the nominee."
The event is this Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Madison County Democrats Headquarters, which is on north Parkway.