The line of people waiting outside the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center stretched for blocks through downtown Appleton as Bernie Sanders supporters waited for the Democratic candidate for president to speak Tuesday morning.
The theater was filled to capacity and an overflow crowd waited outside as Sanders discussed his stance on issues ranging from voter ID laws, to the criminal justice system, to how the minimum wage should be $15 an hour.
"We think we have the momentum, we think we're going to take that momentum here into Wisconsin and we think we have a good chance to win here," Sanders said.
His crowd of supporters coming out for different reasons.
"This country has enough wealth to provide educates, food and healthcare for everybody, and to me that would be an investment in this country," said Mark Maglior from Waupaca.
Sanders' stances on healthcare, education and jobs were especially popular with the young crowd.
"There's been times when I haven't been covered under healthcare because the state wouldn't take me," said NWTC student Liana Cassell. "I just don't think that's fair, I think everybody deserves an equal opportunity for everything."
Sanders also discussed fair treatment of minority groups in America, including Muslims.
"He has not been afraid to put himself out there and he defends us with all that he has, others don't" said Alyssa Borchardt, and Appleton resident and Muslim convert. "I haven't been attacked, but I have friends who've been attacked."
Prior to his speech, NBC26's Marisa DeCandido asked Sanders about his stance on Wisconsin's Act 10 as a supporter of trade unions.
"What Scott Walker has done, on this issue and on many other issues, is clearly benefiting large, multi-national corporations," said Sanders. "It benefits the wealthy at the expense of working people."
"If elected president, we will fight for legislation to expand unions."
Sanders trying to keep up momentum after winning three more states over the weekend.