People-Powered Presidential Forums in New Hampshire!


With New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary roughly one year away, Rights & Democracy, New Hampshire Youth Movement, and People’s Action are announcing they will co-host a presidential candidates forum on October 13 at the University of New Hampshire.

Candidates will be invited to engage onstage in real conversations with everyday people rather than just delivering a stump speech.

The 2020 election will be won by working class people, not by big money and wealthy corporations. This presidential election is happening from the grassroots up.

Everyday people will take center stage to talk about their priorities and weigh candidate responses

What: People’s New Hampshire Presidential Forum

When: Sunday, October 13, 2019

Where: Field House, University of New Hampshire, 145 Main Street, Durham, NH

Who: Hosted by Rights & Democracy, New Hampshire Youth Movement and People’s Action

Why:  To ensure that candidates respond to the top priorities of the people.

More than 3,000 people are expected at the forum to hear how candidates respond to their concerns.

“The 2020 election is clearly the most important election for president in our country’s history, and certainly one in which the fate of our planet hangs in the balance,” said Amy Hathaway of Keene, New Hampshire, co-chair of the Rights & Democracy board. “There is too much at stake to leave behind the voices of those most impacted by the policies being debated by those who want to serve as our president.

“It’s time to put the needs of the people and the planet first and ensure that our next president speaks for all of us and is ready to work with us to move our country forward – from universal health care and livable wages to clean air, clean water, and a clean energy future.”

It all starts with presidential candidates sharing the stage with everyday people.

“The people who are most directly impacted by the issues facing multi-racial working class families will be front and center asking questions and leading the discussion,” said Lizeth Chacon, board president of People’s Action. “We’re looking forward to putting bold ideas in front of the candidates for president, and we are looking forward to their responses.”

Priorities 2020 – a statewide initiative launched by Rights & Democracy (RAD) and the New Hampshire Youth Movement – will reach thousands of Granite State families in the coming months to ensure their voices and priorities are front and center during the run-up to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Presidential Primary. This grassroots effort will ensure that every candidate responds to the top priorities of the people, such as a call to invest in the needs of our communities.

Stay tuned!