President Obama’s two-day trip through upstate New York will begin next Thursday in Buffalo and head Friday to Binghamton University to “continue talking to the American people about his better bargain for the middle class,” sources told Gannett’s Albany Bureau.
On Thursday, the president will give speeches at the University at Buffalo and Henninger High School in Syracuse. On Friday, Obama will participate in a town-hall event at Binghamton University, according to a White House official.
The focus will be on the need for the affordability of higher education.
“At each stop, the president will discuss the importance of ensuring that every American has the opportunity to achieve a quality education by reducing cost and improving the value of higher education for middle-class students and their families,” according the White House.
The White House did not provide specific times for each stop, but it will the longest trip for the president through New York since he took office in 2009. There was no immediate comment from Binghamton University about the visit.