Despite Exclusion from Hofstra Debate Stage, Jill Stein Will Participate in First Debate by Making her Case Directly to the American People
Hundreds of supporters of Dr. Jill Stein will be attending the venue of the first presidential debate at Hofstra. They will seek to escort Stein to the debate venue. If she is prevented from participating in the debate, supporters will hold a “People’s Debate” outside of the Hofstra venue. Some have pledged to engage in dignified non-violent civil disobedience as a way to protest the Commission on Presidential Debates.
During the televised debate, voters will be able to see Stein participate in real time using an unprecedented and innovative social media experience presented in partnership with Twitter on Periscope. (http://twitter.com/drjillstein) She will also be livestreaming her responses via Facebook Live on her Facebook page (http://facebook.com/drjillstein). This online initiative will ensure that Stein reaches the largest audience reached by a third party candidate since Ross Perot was included in the debates in 1992. In effect, Jill Stein will use new media and technology to literally “insert” herself into the debate process.
The Stein/Baraka campaign agrees with 76% of US voters who, according to a USA Today poll, favor four candidates being included in the debate. They disagree with the Democratic and Republican controlled commission which is ensuring their parties do not have to debate other candidates.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
(all times are approximate as there are many spontaneous factors that can change the timing)
4:30 Buses of supporters arrive at Hofstra
5:00 “Let Jill Debate!” demonstration begins
5:30 Dr. Stein holds “People’s Debate” outside Hofstra gates
Protests may continue until approximately 7:00 PM.
9:00 Dr. Stein participates in the debate in real time via Periscope and on Twitter.com (http://twitter.com/drjillstein) and via Facebook Live on her official page (http://facebook.com/drjillstein). Watch parties across the country will be listed here: jill2016.com/grassroots