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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 is hosting 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 will attempt to address many criticisms of recent presidential debates, including frustrating formats, irrelevant questions, and heavy-handed candidate exclusions.


Twenty one candidates have been confirmed for the event.


The event will be broadcast live at


Co-hosted by Open the Debates, the debate will use innovative formats and approaches to shift the conversation toward constructive, respectful, and solution-oriented debate.


The debate will be 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.


General Admission $10. All proceeds go towards The Free and Equal Elections Foundation. Tickets are limited.




Robert Ardini, Republican Party

Ken Armstrong, Libertarian Party

Don Blankenship, Constitution Party

Mosie Boyd, Democratic Party

Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party

Mark Charles, Independent

Souraya Faas, Libertarian Party

Erik Gerhardt, Libertarian Party

Howie Hawkins, Green Party

Zoltan Istvan, Republican Party

Jo Jorgensen, Libertarian Party

Adam Kokesh, Libertarian Party

Charles Kraut, Constitution Party

Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation

Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry, Green Party

J.R. Myers, Life and Liberty Party

Sam Robb, Libertarian Party

Mark Stewart, Democratic Party

Vermin Supreme, Libertarian Party

Arvin Vohra, Libertarian Party

Ben Zion, Transhumanist Party


If you are interested in sponsoring our March 4th debate, please email


How can I secure tickets?


You may purchase tickets here. Additionally, a certain number of tickets are reserved for sponsors.


What’s the criteria for invited candidates?


In addition to Constitutional eligibility for the office of U.S. President, we are requiring the following criteria as a demonstration of a national campaign for the office:


Candidate committee has filed with the FEC and


A) If the candidate is seeking the nomination of one of the 5 parties that has its own presidential primaries (Dem, Rep, Libt, Green, and Constitution) then the candidate must be on the ballot in primaries in two states,




B) If the candidate is an independent, or is seeking the nomination of some other party, the candidate must be circulating petitions in at least two states or has submitted a detailed ballot access plan for the above.


Will this debate be broadcast on television?


We are working on finding local and national broadcast partners to carry this debate as far and as wide as possible. If you are interested in being a media partner, please contact


The event will be Livestreamed at


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