Amid Republican lawmakers' attacks on voting rights and rising concerns about the state of American democracy, Sen. Bernie Sanders organized an online town hall Wednesday to discuss ending voter suppression and extreme gerrymandering in the United States.
"Republicans in state after state are working to make it harder and harder to vote. We can't let them succeed," Sanders (I-Vt.) wrote in a tweet promoting the livestreamed event, which he said would focus on "the ways we can fight these anti-democratic efforts."
Entitled "Saving American Democracy," the 8:00 pm ET town hall's participants include Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman, New Georgia Project CEO Ns Ufot, and The Nation's national affairs correspondent John Nichols.
The town hall will be livestreamed at live.berniesanders.com and on Sanders' social media pages.
Earlier Wednesday, as Common Dreams reported, new polling showed that a majority of young adults nationwide think American democracy is "in trouble" or has already "failed."
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is under fire for inviting Venezuela's right-wing coup leader, Juan Guaid, to his so-called "Summit for Democracy," a virtual event scheduled for next week.