WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Election day is less than a week away and several political candidates are continuing to make their way to communities across the Commonwealth. Attorney General Josh Shapiro stopped by Williamsport to meet with supporters.

Lycoming College in Williamsport was packed with supporters for Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for governor.

He discussed his push for more public safety, raising the minimum wage to $15, keeping abortion legal, and investing more resources in public schools.

“It’s not just having great teachers and all the books and computers they need. It means having someone in their school that they can talk to. So, we will put a mental health counselor in every single school building in Pennsylvania. We’re also going to prioritize mental health professionals,” stated Shapiro.

Shapiro also stressed the importance of going out to vote on Tuesday the 8th, a privilege that so many fought to protect.

Regina Collins, a member of the Lycoming County Democratic Committee, recalls how laws have changed and encourage others to cast their ballots.

“When I came of age in the late ’60s and early ’70s there were lots of opportunities that weren’t available to me but over the course of my life became available and I don’t want to see those things denied to my 5 granddaughters,” explained Regina Collins, resident of Loyalsock Township.

Several high school students joined in for the rally.

17-year-old Christian Smith isn’t old enough to vote but says it’s important for youth to be involved in the political process and help choose our future leaders.

“I think that everybody, no matter their age, even if you can’t vote yet can be involved. You see, you can hear the issues and you can influence people around you, so everybody should be involved that’s the way that our country works, said Smith, a senior at Montoursville Area High School.

Shapiro still has more stops across the commonwealth. Tomorrow he will be taking his ‘big fights bus tour’ to Lancaster, Monroe, Lehigh, and Luzerne counties. Be sure to stay with Eyewitness News for the latest local election coverage.