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2016 Green Party presidential debates and forums

The Green presidential debates are a series of political debates between the Green candidates for president in the United States 2016 presidential election.

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Presidential debatesEdit

July 24, 2015 - Green Party Annual National MeetingEdit

On July 24, 2016 the Green Party had its first presidential candidate forum for the 2016 election cycle, taking place in St. Louis, Missouri.[1] The five leading Green candidates were present in the debate: Former Lexington Town Meeting Member and 2012 Green Party Presidential Nominee Dr. Jill Stein, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of South Carolina William Kreml, People's National Convention organizer Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, San Diego County Air Pollution Control Inspecter Dr. Kent Mesplay, and Earth First! organizer Darryl Cherney.[2] On the following day, the candidates participated in a Black Lives Matter rally in Ferguson.[2]

January 23, 2016 - Green Candidate Forum (cancelled)Edit

In conjunction with the General Assembly of the Green Party of California, the planned San Diego debate was cancelled supposedly due to a candidate exclusion dispute.[3] In addition to the Green Party of California, the national Green Party Presidential Campaign Support Committee was also to host the livestreamed forum.[4]

May 9, 2016 - RT AmericaEdit

On May 9, the first televised Green debate was aired and hosted by RT America.[5] It was the only live televised presidential debate for the Green Party. Not in attendance were William Kreml and Darryl Cherney. Instead, Dr. Jill Stein, Dr. Kent Mesplay and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry appeared in the event. The debate was moderated by Tyrel Ventura (son of former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura) and Tabetha Wallace. RT America also hosted a televised debate for the Libertarian Party three days later.[6]

Only days later, Dr. Jill Stein was trending on Facebook due to RT America's televised Green Party debate.[7]

Town hall forumsEdit

August 17, 2016 - CNNEdit

CNN hosted a Green Party town hall on August 17, 2016.[8] Green nominee Dr. Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka appeared in the event, facilitated by CNN's Chris Cuomo.

September 19, 2016 - Fusion TVEdit

Fusion TV hosted a presidential Green Party forum on September 19, 2016.[9] Green nominee Dr. Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka appeared in the event, facilitated by Fusion TV's Jorge Ramos and Alicia Menendez.

September 23, 2016 - FOX BusinessEdit

Fox Business Network hosted a Green Party town hall on September 23, 2016.[10] Green nominee Dr. Jill Stein appeared solo in the event, facilitated by FOX Business' John Stossel.

October 11, 2016 - C-SPANEdit

C-SPAN hosted a Green Party town hall on October 11, 2016.[11] Green nominee Dr. Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka appeared in the event, facilitated by C-SPAN's Steve Scully.


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ohiogreens.org/story/schedule-events-green-partys-2015-annual-national-meeting-st-louis-missouri-july-23-26[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Highlights from the 2015 ANM".
  3. ^ "CANCELLED - January 2016 General Assembly of the Green Party of California, January 23-24 in San Diego - Green Party of California (GPCA)".
  4. ^ "Green presidential candidate forum scheduled for January 23 in San Diego – Green Party Watch".
  5. ^ "Green Party candidates to face off in debate hosted by RT (WATCH LIVE)".
  6. ^ "Live presidential candidate TV debate on RT America Thursday, May 12 4-6 pm ET - Libertarian Party". lp.org. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Tabetha Wallace on Twitter".
  8. ^ Watkins, Eli. "CNN hosting Green Party town hall". CNN.
  9. ^ "Fusion Green Party Forum with Jill Stein & Ajamu Baraka". Fusion TV.
  10. ^ Stossel, John. "Stossel Green Party Town Hall Hosts Jill Stein". FOX Business.
  11. ^ Scully, Steve. "Green Party Presidential Nominee Jill Stein". C-SPAN.