MEDIA ADVISORY: Sanders on Wednesday to Hold Statewide Telephone Town Meeting

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold a statewide telephone town meeting on Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. to hear directly from Vermonters about the challenges they are facing in their daily lives, their concerns for their families, their communities, their state, and the world, and how the federal government can work to address those concerns.

“It’s no secret that our state and country face many challenges,” said Sanders. “This last year Vermont was hit with disastrous flooding that is still impacting many people. Our nation is struggling with a broken health care system, the high cost of prescription drugs, a housing crisis, inadequate wages, and many other issues. Globally, we face the existential threat of climate change and a terrible war in the Middle East. In other words, there is a lot to discuss. I hope you’ll join me on Wednesday for the discussion. I hope to hear from as many Vermonters as possible.”

Vermonters can look for an incoming call from Senator Sanders office on Tuesday evening inviting them to participate in the town meeting the following evening. The caller ID should read “Senator Sanders.” Another call will go out on Wednesday just before 5:30 p.m. to connect Vermonters to the event. Anyone who would like to ensure they receive a call to join the event can register here by Tuesday, January 23 at 11:59 p.m. Participants can also submit questions in advance through the registration form. During the call, Senator Sanders will take a mix of live questions from phone participants, as well as ones submitted through the registration form and through Senator Sanders’ Facebook page.

Vermonters can also watch the livestream of the event at

What: Statewide Telephone Town Meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders
When: Wednesday, January 24, 5:30 p.m. ET
Where: By telephone and Facebook livestream
Details: Vermonters can register for the event and submit questions in advance for Sen. Sanders here. The deadline to register is January 23. Vermonters and members of the press who do not receive a call, can watch the event at