FREE & EQUAL ELECTIONS’ OPEN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
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.
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 candidates at 6pm. The cumulative debate format will provide a balanced and informative dialogue among the candidates.