- Associated Press - Saturday, February 1, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be talking about constitutional rights and privacy.

The independent senator will be holding a town meeting on Saturday in Montpelier at 1 p.m. on the National Security Agency’s “surveillance of millions of Americans’ telephone and email records.”

Sanders says the United States must be vigorous in protecting Americans from terrorist threats. He says this can be done “without undermining the constitutional rights which make us a free society.”

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch will also attend the town hall meeting.

The keynote speakers will be Georgetown Law Professor David Cole and National Lawyers Guild Executive Director Heidi Boghosian.

The meeting at Montpelier City Hall also will be streamed online.

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