Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will once again for another round of debate. The next Democratic debate will start 8:00 pm ET on March 6 in Flint, Michigan, a city that recently hogged the headlines after it was discovered residents were drinking toxic tap water. Here's the latest roundup of news about the CNN-sponsored Democratic debate.
It is expected that Democratic hopefuls will talk about the water crisis in Flint, and the candidates will use the crisis against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The problem in Flint's water supply began when its source was switched to the Flint River from Lake Huron.
Clinton described the water crisis as "immoral" from a pulpit of the House of Prayer Memorial Baptist Church. Sanders has also commented about the issue. He called for the resignation of Gov. Snyder, after failing to resolve the issue.
The upcoming Democratic debate will take place in Whiting Theater, which has more than 2,000 seating capacity. Jarret Haynes, the executive director of the theater, said the event is an opportunity to showcase one of Flint's treasured assets, according to WNEM.
Flint, a once bustling hub of auto industry, has a hit hard times. CNN reported that over 40% of its residents live below the poverty line and 50% of the homes have been abandoned. According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the water crisis would have been solved quicker if Flint wasn't such a poor community.
The next Democratic debate will be aired live on CNN, and the start time of the debate on March 6th will be 8 PM ET. Generally, CNN has been offering live stream broadcast for the debates. For viewers who want to see the event online, head to the CNN Go.
The Flint debate on Sunday and is one of three new debates approved by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Also, the debate takes place two days before the March Michigan presidential primary, which is scheduled on March 8.
"The first of these new debates is confirmed to take place in Flint, Michigan on March 6th, with the remaining two taking place in April and May with times and locations to be determined," DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told in Washington Post.
For the next Republican debate, it will happen on March 3rd in Detroit Michigan.