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Calle 13's Residente Will Join Bernie Sanders During Rally in The Bronx

René Pérez
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René Pérez of Calle 13 at Draco & Friends Concert at Coliseo de Puerto Rico on Dec. 6, 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

Calle 13 frontman René Pérez "Residente" will join Bernie Sanders on Thursday in a rally in South Bronx. The Puerto Rican singer confirmed his appearance at the free political event to his more than 5 million followers on Twitter.

"Tomorrow I will be at the Bronx with Bernie Sanders and with all the Latin Americans in NY who fight for equality."

Although Residente has not previously joined the Democrat presidential hopeful at any of his rallies or campaign events, he has expressed his support on social media by retweeting Sanders posts and/or uploading videos that, in his opinion, show Sanders' consistency in his political views. "For over 30 years, Bernie Sanders has been pleading for the hard workers and the lower classes of the USA," he wrote back in February. 

Rosario Dawson, the actress and co-founder of the organization Voto Latino, will also be joining Residente and Sanders in the NYC borough Thursday. She endorsed him during a rally in San Diego last week where she gave a passionate speech about the Vermont candidate.

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