- Associated Press - Saturday, March 11, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking in Boston.

The 75-year-old Vermont Independent and former presidential candidate is set to appear March 31 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

He’ll sit for a discussion with Boston Globe political reporter James Pindell, where he’ll weigh in on the future of American democracy and the need for active citizen participation in the path toward progress and change.

The talk is part of the institute’s “Getting to the Point” series that convenes people with differing perspectives to discuss challenges facing the nation.

Previous events have featured Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic Congressman John Lewis, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker and retired Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez.

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This story has been corrected to show that Sanders is an Independent senator, not a Democratic senator.

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