Sanders to host town hall on economic inequality

Sanders to host town hall on economic inequality
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOn paper, Wilkie is the perfect candidate for VA secretary, but his qualifications go further Sacha Baron Cohen mulls arming toddlers with guns in inaugural episode Ocasio-Cortez to campaign with Bernie Sanders in Kansas MORE (I-Vt.) will host a town hall focusing on economic inequality on March 19 which will be broadcast live online. 

“Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class" will be broadcast live in front of an audience in the U.S. Capitol, and will feature Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders: Trump should confront Putin over Mueller probe indictments Midterms will show voters are tired of taking back seat to Wall Street McConnell: I won't be intimidated by protesters MORE (D-Mass.), film producer and director Michael Moore and The New School economics professor Darrick Hamilton. 

“The goal is twofold: No. 1 is to have a serious discussion on one of the most important issues facing our country, and that is who owns America, who has the power, why the middle class is declining,” Sanders told The Huffington Post. 

“Then we’re going to be talking about where we go from here. How do we create an economy that works for everybody and not just the 1 percent?” he continued. 

The event will be streamed live online with the assistance of the event's digital media collaborators, which include The Guardian, NowThis, The Young Turks and 

"The issue of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time and it is the great political issue of our time, yet it gets very little coverage from the corporate media,” the senator said in a statement. 

Sanders previously hosted a town hall titled "Medicare for all" in January that was based on his proposal of the same name. 

The event drew 1.1 million viewers, according to The Huffington Post.