The Fourth Democratic Debate: Here’s What You Need to Know
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The fourth Democratic Primary debates are coming up fast. The next debate round will be held on October 15th in Westerville, Ohio. Here’s everything you need to know about the debates in order to watch and participate.
To qualify for this debate, candidates had to raise donations from 130,000 people and earn at least 2% support in four DNC approved polls. This debate provided lesser-known candidates a bit more time to qualify, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and billionaire Tom Steyer will be present at this debate after falling short in September.
There will be 12 candidates on stage:
You can contact any of the candidates on Twitter by clicking on their name below.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro
- Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
- California Sen. Kamala Harris
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
- California billionaire Tom Steyer
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
Former Vice President Joe Biden enters the fourth debate as the front runner. He holds a narrow lead ahead of progressives Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The big issues of the night will likely be health care, income inequality, education, climate change, immigration, mass incarceration, and the current POTUS.
Expect the candidates to frame many of the above issues as fundamental human rights issues.
At We Hold These Truths, we want you to stay informed AND get involved. If you have questions or comments for the candidates, you can suggest debate questions using this tool from the New York Times. Or, you can contact them using their twitter handles above.
Watching the debates will help keep you informed, but it’s really important that you remember to get out and vote. If you’re not registered to vote in your district, you can register below and be ready to vote in the primary.
We hope you'll check out the debate on Tuesday!
For more resources about the individual candidates and their positions, check out these resources below:
- Joe Biden
- Elizabeth Warren
- Bernie Sanders
- Kamala Harris
- Cory Booker
- Andrew Yang
- Pete Buttigieg
- Julián Castro
- Amy Klobuchar
- Beto O’Rourke
- Tom Steyer
- Tulsi Gabbard
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