A press conference will be held on September 30th, 2014 at 10AM MT in Infinity Park Plaza in Glendale, CO, with Colorado Gubernatorial candidates Mike Dunafon (independent), Marcus Giavanni (independent write-in), Harry Hempy (Green), and Matthew Hess (Libertarian). The candidates will be coming together in unity to discuss the need for inclusive and open political debates, with all ballot qualified candidates, for all elections.
Other speakers include attorney Rob Corry of Club 64, Free & Equal Elections Foundation chair Christina Tobin, Titus Peterson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Bruce Baumann of We Are Change Colorado, and more.
Free & Equal Elections is hosting an Open Gubernatorial Debate at Infinity Park International Ballroom on October 8th at 7PM MT and has invited all ballot-qualified candidates, leading by example so that all debates nationwide will include all voices and choices to restore power back to the individual voter.
Tickets will be going on sale soon and are limited to 400 seats!
The debate is co-hosted by the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Rock the Vote, Mint Press News, HeadCount, Marley Coffee, Free Speech TV, Corry & Associates, Ballot Access News, We Are Change Colorado, Club 64, The Founding Family, March Against Monsanto, Hearthstone Winery, Juice Rap News, Progressive Women of Colorado, Next News Network, Green Shadow Cabinet, The Tony Stiles Show, FairVote, The Collective 360, Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle, The Anti-Media, and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Free samples of Nature's Path Foods Inc. organic granola bars will be distributed at the debate.
Confirmed candidates include: Mike Dunafon (independent), Marcus Giavanni (independent write-in), Harry Hempy (Green), and Matthew Hess (Libertarian).
Free & Equal has invited the rest of all the ballot-qualified candidates to participate in this historic event: Bob Beauprez (Republican), Paul Noel Fiorino (independent), and incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper (Democrat).
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Free & Equal will stream the debate live, for free, online at FreeAndEqual.org and will allow any news network to simulcast the raw feed at their TV or radio outlet. The Infinity Park International Ballroom is limited to the press and around 500 general admission attendees.
Supporters from around the country have reached out to Free & Equal to host debates in their districts. Free & Equal plans on hosting several online debates broadcasted via live YouTube/Google Hangouts. Potential debates include the states of California, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and West Virginia.
Jeff Allen, the Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce, stated, "Everyone says they want more choices rather than just the two party candidates, but the major parties make it so that no one else gets any publicity and they work to exclude anyone else in the debates," in an article the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle recently wrote about Free & Equal hosting an open debate for Governor of Colorado on the front page of one of their latest issues.
Open and inclusive public debates are crucial for the political health of our nation.
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Open debates help educate the general public about the issues that status quo candidates are unwilling to address: electoral reform, money in politics, PATRIOT Act, cannabis & drug policy reform, the militarization of police, NDAA, labeling of GMOs, the illegitimacy of the Federal Reserve, prison system, NSA surveillance, and the military industrial complex.
Free and Equal hosted the 2012 Third Party Presidential Debate moderated by broadcast legend Larry King, which aired live on C-SPAN, Al Jazeera, The Free & Equal Network, Link TV, and RT America, whose channels were available to broadcast in 1.1 billion households in total worldwide. The event was top ten trending on Twitter.
The Free & Equal Team