Our political system is broken. Our national political discourse is a wreck. It’s time for an intervention.In that spirit, Free & Equal Elections Foundation hosted its first Open Presidential Debate of the 2020 US Presidential election at the Hilton Chicago Hotel on March 4, 2020 at 2pm CST.
The debate addressed many criticisms of recent presidential debates, including frustrating formats, irrelevant questions, and heavy-handed candidate exclusions.Eighteen candidates participated in the event. The event was broadcasted live at www.freeandequal.org. 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 debate was divided into two main segments to accommodate the groundswell of participating candidates, at 2pm and 6:30pm, with a short overlapping segment with all 21 candidates at 6pm. The cumulative debate format will provide a balanced and informative dialogue among the candidates. This video includes a brief overlapping segment with all 18 candidates at 6pm.
Candidate Lineup at 6:30pm.
Ken Armstrong, Libertarian Party
Mosie Boyd, Democratic Party
Mark Charles, Independent
Howie Hawkins, Green Party
Zoltan Istvan, Republican Party
Jo Jorgensen, Libertarian Party
Adam Kokesh, Libertarian Party
Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation
Vermin Supreme, Libertarian Party