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LOS ANGELES — Wayne Messam, the mayor of Miramar, Florida, is scheduled to begin his first visit to California as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday by speaking to the USC College Democrats.

Messam is set to speak to the Black Los Angeles Young Democrats on Friday.

Messam announced his candidacy March 28, with a two-minute, six-second video recounting growing up as the son of Jamaican immigrants in an area of South Florida known as “Muck City” due to the large quantity of muck, in which sugarcane grows, then going on to play football at Florida State and starting a construction company.

“The problem in America as I see it is that we are not addressing these high-stake problems that we must deal with today,” Messam said on the video. “When you have a senior citizen who cant afford her prescription medicine, Washington is broken.

In this Wednesday, March 27, 2019 photo, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam sits in a car during a tour of Miramar in Miramar, Fla. Messam announced on Thursday, March 28 that he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

“When our scientists are telling us if we dont make drastic changes today, the quality of air will be in peril, Washington is broken. Every day, people are graduating from universities with crippling debt, stifling their opportunity for financial mobility, thats what broken with this country.”

Messam has called for the federal government to cancel all federal and private student loans, changing the health care system “from the top down and drive down costs for patients, including giving the government more authority to negotiate prescription prices for seniors” and investing “in training the entrepreneurs of today and tomorRead More – Source