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Sanders’ Next National Town Hall: ‘Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class’

National town hall meeting on oligarchy and inequality with Bernie Sanders
Written by JoAnn Chateau

American oligarchy and inequality will soon be openly discussed in our nation’s capitol, perhaps for the first time since FDR. On Monday, March 19, Bernie Sanders is holding a national town hall meeting on the topic.

This event will not be televised on traditional news networks. But, if you’re unable to attend the town hall meeting in person, you may simply go online to join the event. “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class” will be live streamed across the social media platforms of Sen. Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Michael Moore, The Guardian, NowThis, The Young Turks, Act.tv and Buzzfeed.

Be sure to mark your calendar!

Following the success of the Medicare for All Town Hall  in January which drew 1.6 million live viewers, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced Thursday that he will be hosting a town hall focused on inequality in the United States on March 19 in partnership with The Guardian, NowThis, The Young Turks and Act.tv.

Sanders, along with filmmaker Michel Moore, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, economist Darrick Hamilton and other experts, will discuss poverty in America, the 40-year decline of the middle class, the growing power of corporate interests and how we need an economy that works for all Americans.

“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. “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 1 percent.”

The event, titled “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class,” will be held in front of a live audience at the Capitol Visitor Center’s Congressional Auditorium in Washington from 7:00 to 8:20 p.m. and live streamed across the partners’ social media channels…

~ Sanders.Senate.gov, press release

READ MORE: Sanders to Host Town Hall on Inequality with Elizabeth Warren, Michael Moore | Sanders.Senate.gov

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About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


  • Sanders is one the the (few) good ones, isn’t he? Sad that this will not be televised, but if it were the people who ought to watch it would not do so.

    • Yes. And exactly right. Maybe the online path is better for building a progressive movement, and by the time mainstream media picks up the story, the political revolution will have already successfully occurred. :-) At least, I’m hoping!

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