The New York Times will hold an event with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) Wednesday in an effort to get college students to vote in November.
The event, called “Turn Up the Turnout with Bernie Sanders,” is the sixth in the Times’ “Get With The Times” lecture series and is billed nonpartisan by the paper despite Sanders’ participation who is known for his strong socialist views. Rock the Vote which favors Democratic candidates despite its nonpartisan label will also take part in the event.
Sanders will sit down with Times reporter Alex Burns at the University of Maryland in a live-streamed discussion, with watch parties planned at universities across the country.
The Times described the event thusly;
“With the midterm elections just months away, Senator Sanders, the longest-serving independent in congressional history, will take the stage with New York Times National Political Correspondent Alex Burns to discuss what’s at stake for students in particular, and to amplify the critical importance of voting — regardless of which candidates you support.”
Sanders attracted millions of college-age students to his 2016 presidential campaign.