High-profile progressives Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and filmmaker Michael Moore will be joined by several other advocates for working Americans later this month at a live-streamed town hall focusing on inequality in the U.S.
Partnering with The Guardian, NowThis News, The Young Turks, and Act.tv, Sanders will host the discussion, titled “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class,” on March 19 at 7:00pm EST.
“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,” Sanders said in a statement this week. “I am excited to build on the success of our Medicare for All town hall and go outside the traditional media to talk about who owns America, why the middle class is declining, extreme poverty, and how we create an economy that works for everybody, not just the one percent.”
The town hall comes on the heels of a similar event where Sanders discussed Medicare for All, which drew 1.6 million viewers, in January. In that discussion, Sanders also spoke at length about the lack of coverage universal healthcare gets in the corporate mainstream media, despite rising public support for a Medicare for All system.
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