Sanders to host town hall on economic inequality

Sanders to host town hall on economic inequality
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announce effort to help 7 Dem House challengers Dems look to Gillum, Abrams for pathway to victory in tough states 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 WarrenMore Massachusetts Voters Prefer Deval Patrick for President than Elizabeth Warren Trump's trade war — firing all cannons or closing the portholes? Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 MORE (D-Mass.), film producer and director Michael Moore and The New School economics professor Darrick Hamilton. 

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“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 act.tv. 

"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.