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CHICAGO PROGRESS MEETUP!!! 1st Presidential Debate Watch @ The Heartland Cafe!
September 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Come watch the debate with your soon-to-be new friends and cohorts at Chicago Progress! We will be meeting before the debate – come learn about what we’re doing to get Chicagoans more engaged and better informed about local politics. Although this event coincides with the presidential debate, we hope to be a resource in the upcoming election and beyond – educating voters about other city and state-level candidates, keeping people informed and involved in the issues that directly impact them, and reminding everyone that this election is about much more than just the presidency.
Get involved, or just join us for a chat and a drink (or three.)
Meeting at 7pm, debate begins at 8.
*You’re encouraged to arrive early if you’re ordering food from the restaurant.
About the event:
We know this election season is driving folks from all sides a little crazy. Some of you are frustrated by the two ‘choices’, because you did not choose either of them; you might be furious third party candidates aren’t included in the debate process. Some of you are completely boggled that Bernie supporters would vote third party instead of supporting Hillary; you feel supporting third party candidates is tantamount to supporting Donald Trump’s Presidency! We at the Heartland see and appreciate all of your many perspectives. And even though Bill Moyers recently argued that there is no debate (http://billmoyers.com/
Seating is communal and first come first serve. Please arrive early to order food so as to not flood our kitchen with orders all at once right when the debate starts.
Moderator: Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.