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After Cancellation, Sanders Vows to Hold WV Town Hall 'In The Streets'

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he will not be 'intimidated' from speaking in WV's McDowell County, 'one of the poorest areas in one of our poorest states,' after officials pulled the plug on a town hall event. 'If anyone in WV government thinks that I will be intimidated from going ... to hold a town meeting, they are dead wrong,' declared Sanders in a Facebook post  after the state's National Guard announced the meeting, which was slated to be aired on MSNBC's 'All In with Chris Hayes,' would not be able to take place at the Welch National Guard Armory, 2 days before it was scheduled to occur. 'If they don't allow us to use the local armory, we'll find another building. If we can't find another building, we'll hold the meeting out in the streets,' vowed the Vermont independent. 'That town meeting will be held. Poverty in America will be discussed. Solutions will be found.'

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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