2020 Green Party presidential debates and forums

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The Green presidential debates are a series of political debates between the Green candidates for president in the United States 2020 presidential election.

Primary debates[edit]

In addition to Free & Equal's open presidential debate, six debates were sponsored by the Green Party and its affiliates.

July 19, 2019 - Green Party of Minnesota[edit]

On July 19, 2019 the Green Party had its first presidential candidate forum for 2020 election, hosted by the Green Party of Minnesota in Dayton's Bluff, Saint Paul moderated by Danielle Swift, a candidate for St. Paul City Council[1]

July 26, 2019 - Green Party PCSC[edit]

At the Green Party Annual National Meeting on July 26, 2019 in Salem, Massachusetts, the party's Presidential Campaign Support Committee (PCSC) sponsored a debate open to all candidates, regardless of recognition. The moderators were 2016 nominee Dr. Jill Stein and journalist Margaret Kimberley.[2]

August 11, 2019 - Missouri Green Party[edit]

The Missouri Green Party sponsored a presidential debate in Springfield, Missouri on August 11, 2019.[3]

September 20, 2019 - Green Party Black Caucus[edit]

The party's Black Caucus sponsored a debate in Muncie, Indiana on September 20, 2019.[4]

October 19, 2019 - Green Party of Idaho[edit]

The Green Party of Idaho sponsored a debate in Boise, Idaho with Jayson Prettyboy of Indigenous Idaho Alliance facilitating the event. [5]

December 7, 2019 - Green Party of California[edit]

The last debate held in 2019 was sponsored by the Green Party of California in Fresno with the "Not Safe For Wonks Podcast" facilitating the debate.[6]

March 4, 2020 - Free & Equal[edit]

Free & Equal Elections Foundation hosted its first presidential debate for 2020 on March 4, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The event was open to all presidential candidates from all political parties, but the only Green candidates to participate were Howie Hawkins and Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry.[7]

General election town hall forums and debates[edit]

July 11, 2020 - C-SPAN[edit]

C-SPAN's Washington Journal held a special Campaign 2020 segment for presumed Green nominee Howie Hawkins followed by a segment for Libertarian nominee Jo Jorgensen.[8] Jesse J. Holland facilitated the virtual event, taking questions from live callers as is typical with the program's format.[8]

September 24, 2020 - James Madison University[edit]

James Madiscon University's civic organization hosted a Green Party town hall on September 24, 2020.[9] Green nominee Howie Hawkins and his running mate Angela Walker appeared in the event.

October 8, 2020 - Free & Equal[edit]

Free & Equal Elections Foundation hosted its second presidential debate on October 8, 2020 in Denver, Colorado, limiting participation to candidates on the ballot in at least 10 states. Green nominee Howie Hawkins was the only candidate in attendance with ballot access in enough states to conceivably win the electoral college.[10]

October 24, 2020 - C-SPAN[edit]

C-SPAN's Washington Journal will again hold a special Campaign 2020 segment for presumed Green nominee Howie Hawkins followed by a segment for Libertarian nominee Jo Jorgensen, with Jesse J. Holland facilitating the virtual event.[11]

October 24, 2020 - Free & Equal[edit]

Free & Equal Elections Foundation hosted its third and final presidential debate on October 24, 2020, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.[12] Green nominee Howie Hawkins was again the only candidate in attendance with ballot access in enough states to conceivably win the electoral college.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Green Party To Host Presidential Debate". July 12, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  2. ^ "Draft Agenda". 2019 Green Party Annual National Meeting. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  3. ^ "Missouri Green Party Gears up for 2019 Convention". Missouri Green Party. July 3, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  4. ^ "Green Party Black Caucus To Sponsor Green Presidential Candidate Forum". gp.org. September 10, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  5. ^ "Green Party of Idaho Eco-Summit". facebook.com. Retrieved September 24, 2020.[non-primary source needed]
  6. ^ "GPCA General Assembly with Presidential Forum/Debate". Facebook. Retrieved December 7, 2019.[non-primary source needed]
  7. ^ "Free & Equal Elections' Open Presidential Debate". Free & Equal Elections. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Green Party Candidate Howie Hawkins on Campaign 2020". C-SPAN. July 11, 2020. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  9. ^ "Dukes Vote: Election Connection". James Madison University. September 24, 2020. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  10. ^ "FOUR CANDIDATES CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER 8 OPEN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IN DENVER". Free & Equal Elections Foundation. September 16, 2020. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  11. ^ "Howie Hawkins Discusses His 2020 Green Party Candidacy for President". C-SPAN. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  12. ^ "Third Open Presidential Debate 2020". Free and Equal Elections Foundation. Retrieved October 16, 2020.