Bernie Sanders to visit Flint on Thursday

- Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will head to Flint on Thursday afternoon to meet with residents to discuss the water crisis and other concerns.

The Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful will hold a community forum at 1 p.m. Thursday at Woodside Church on Court Street. The event is free but admission is first come, first served. Those interested can RSVP to the event here.

Attendees are asked not to bring bags and limit personal items for security reasons. On-site spots are limited but parking is also available at the Mott Community College lot.

Sanders is scheduled to visit Flint again on March 6 to debate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, his lone Democratic opponent in the race.

"America has witnessed the man-made public health disaster inflicted upon the city of Flint, and we applaud Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for their efforts to shine a light on the crisis, especially when our Republican governor has done everything he can to keep Michigan's citizens in the dark," Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon said in a statement. "Holding a presidential debate in Flint will bring further into focus the issues faced by working families here in Michigan and around the country."

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