U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will be in town Saturday for a major fundraiser on behalf of Vincent Fort, one of 13 candidates hoping to become the next mayor of Atlanta.
The event is being held at 3 pm at Saint Philip AME Church on Candler Road.
Also appearing at the rally will be former Georgia governor Roy Barnes and local rapper Killer Mike.
Fort’s host committee for the event includes some notable names in local and state Democratic politics, including U.S. Rep. David Scott; state Sens. Elena Parent, Horacena Tate and Steve Henson; Atlanta attorney Mawuli Davis; as well as several local labor and trade unions.
Fort has served in the state Senate since 1997.
11Alive is partnering with the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, the AARP, and the American Cancer Society to get your questions answered regarding the city’s next leader. The Atlanta Mayoral Forum will be Wednesday, October 11 at 7pm inside Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts. You can watch it live in person or on WATL and 11Alive.com.