The Free and Equal Elections Foundation hosted its first Open Presidential Debate of the 2020 US Presidential election at the Hilton Chicago Hotel on March 4, 2020.
Co-hosted by Open the Debates, the debate used innovative formats and approaches to shift the conversation toward constructive, respectful, and solution-oriented debate. The cumulative debate format provided a balanced and informative dialogue among the candidates.
The debate was divided into two main segments to accommodate the groundswell of participating candidates, at 2:00pm and 6:30pm, with a short overlapping segment with all candidates at 6:00pm.
First Segment Candidates:
Dan Behrman, Libertarian Party
Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party
Erik Gerhardt, Libertarian Party
Charles Kraut, Constitution Party
J.R. Myers, Life and Liberty Party
Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry, Green Party
Mark Stewart, Democratic Party
Arvin Vohra, Libertarian Party
Ben Zion, Transhumanist Party
Sponsors of Free & Equal Elections First Open Presidential Debate of 2020 included Ballot Access News, Center for Election Science, Freedom Rising, Heartland Communities, Independent Voter Project, National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers, Nexus, Sister Winds Festival, Taxpayers United of America, Thrive Fest Hawaii, Tribal Vision, Katherine Gehl, Frank Atwood of Approval Voting USA, David Bowden and Crystal Wagner, Gennady Stolyarov
Media sponsors included Anti-Media, Collective Evolution, Free Thought Project 4.0, The Fulcrum, Independent Voter News, The Mind Unleashed