An appearance by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at a Democratic town hall forum at Ohio State has been confirmed by the Office of Rep. Joyce Beatty.
Sanders’ participation in the forum, which will be hosted by CNN and TV One, was confirmed to The Lantern one day after confirmation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be in attendance.
The congresswoman’s office told The Lantern on Tuesday that Beatty helped facilitate the forum and coordinated with OSU.
The Vermont senator will join Clinton at the Mershon Auditorium on Sunday. The event is scheduled to take place from 8 to 10 p.m.
The forum at OSU will take place two days before five states, including Ohio, cast primary ballots on Tuesday.
“As history has shown, Ohioans hold a special place in our nation’s election process,” said Beatty in an email sent by her office. “I am happy CNN will host Sunday’s town hall at The Ohio State University and provide an up-close engagement opportunity for students and the community to discuss the pressing issues of today.”
Forum questions will come from the two moderators, CNN’s Jake Tapper and TV One’s Roland Martin, as well as students and other audience members.
Details regarding where or how to obtain tickets to the forum have not been released at this time, but a university spokesman said more details regarding tickets will be released in coming days.
Clinton and Sanders are both expected in the capital city earlier that evening to speak at the Ohio Democratic Party Legacy Dinner at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, according to the Ohio Democrats’ website.