Several Democratic presidential candidates attending forum in Selma Sunday

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SELMA, Ala. (WIAT) — A number of men and women seeking the Democratic nomination for president will be in Alabama Sunday for a presidential forum.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg will take part in a forum at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wallace Community College Selma. The news was announced Tuesday by Alabama Sen. Hank Sanders in a written release.

The forum comes in the days leading to the 55th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights.  

“Selma is the symbol of voting rights across the country and around the world,” the release stated. “This is the first-ever presidential forum to be held in Selma, the center of the struggle for voting rights in America.”

According to the release, the Forum will be moderated by Joy Reid of MSNBC’s “AM Joy” and Rev. Mark Thompson of “Make it Plain with Mark Thompson.” 


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