November 20, 2019 Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate

The next Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate will be held on Wednesday, Novemer 20, 2019 in the Atlanta, GA area. This debate will be hosted by MSNBC and Washington Post.  It will air on MSNBC and Radio One, and will be streamed live on MSNBC.com and WashingtonPost.com. The moderators for this debate with be from MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell,, and Kristen Walker, and from the Washington Post, Ashley Parker. 

As of November 12th, ten candidates that have qualified to be on the debate stage are Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang. The deadline to qualify is 11/13/19. The debate will begin at 6 pm (PST) and end at 8 pm (PST). 

In no particular order, the following candidates are expected to appear in the debate in November:

Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator, Minnesota

Amy Klobuchar

Website: amyklobuchar.com

Quote: "I’m running because I believe we can be a nation governed not by chaos – but by opportunity."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: Reducing the influence of money in politics, automatically registering young people to vote and reinstating climate regulations rolled back by Trump. She also called for “digital rules of the road” to protect Americans online, policies to cut drug prices and a path to universal health care.

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Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America - 2020: Amy Klobuchar

 

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Amy Klobuchar


Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator, Vermont

Bernie Sanders

Website: berniesanders.com

Quote: "Democratic socialism means that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: 2016 campaign set the table for 2020. He gets full credit for mainstreaming a $15 minimum wage and tuition-free college Sanders recently introduced the “For the 99.8% Act” that would sharply increase the estate tax, including imposing a 77 percent tax on estates in excess of $1 billion, raising an estimated $315 billion over a decade.

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Listen to a Full Interview: The Bernie Sanders Show: Our Budget Priorities with Elizabeth Warren (recorded in 2017)

Political positions: Ballotpedia.org


Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator, California

Kamala Harris

Website: kamalaharris.org

Quote: "The American dream belongs to all of us."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: Her LIFT Act would pay out up to $500 a month for working-class families. Harris says this tax cut will be paid for by ending Trump's giveaways to big corporations and the top one percent.

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Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America

Political positions: Ballotpedia.org


Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator, Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren

Website: elizabethwarren.com

Quote: "The game is rigged. We can whimper, we can whine, or we can fight back. Me, I’m fighting back."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: Elizabeth grew up on the ragged edge of the middle class in Oklahoma and became a teacher, a law professor, and a US Senator because America invested in kids like her. Warren proposed universally free public higher education, so that we don’t find ourselves in another student-debt crisis. Warren wants to address American inequality with a wealth tax, imposed annually on ultra-millionaires, to pay for benefits, including universal free or low-cost childcare, for “yacht-less Americans.” Fortunes greater than $50 million would be taxed at 2 percent. See A Guide to Elizabeth Warren’s (Many) 2020 Policy Proposals for more.

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Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America - Elizabeth Warren talks dogs and capitalism

 

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Elizabeth Warren


Pete Buttigieg, Mayor, South Bend, Indiana

Pete Buttigieg

Website: peteforamerica.com

Quote: "The president's promise is to turn back the clock, that we can somehow just go back to the 1950s. It’s just not true. The economy is changing, the pace of change is accelerating, and what we’ve got to do is master those changes in order to make them work for us."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: “The electoral college needs to go.” Pete believes in our democratic republic, but knows that our government has not been nearly democratic or accountable enough. Too many communities have been denied their voice in the political process while our democracy has been captured by special interests and those with the greatest economic power.

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Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America - Pete Buttigieg

 

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Pete Buttigieg


Andrew Yang, Tech Executive and founder of Venture For America

Andrew Yang

Website: yang2020.com

Quote: "As a society, we can't hide from the future; we have to build and own it."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: NO - Has not yet pledged to a constructive primary & beating Trump

Signature Policy: The 44-year-old is running on a platform of a universal basic income, to counteract the worst effects of automation in the workforce. Yang spoke at length to Rolling Stone about his “Freedom Dividend,” insisting: “You want to universalize it so it’s seen as a true right of citizenship.”

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Listen to a Full Interview: Is our economy totally screwed? Andrew Yang and I debate - The Ezra Klein Show

 

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Andrew Yang


Cory Booker, U.S. Senator, New Jersey

Cory Booker

Website: corybooker.com

Quote: "The lines that divide us are no where near as strong as the ties that bind us."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: Baby bonds. Booker would target the wealth gap in America by seeding “American Opportunity Accounts” for children that would allow kids from the poorest families to enter adulthood with a nest egg of up to $46,000 to invest in education, home ownership or retirement.

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Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America - 2020: Cory Booker on radical love and the filibuster

 

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Cory Booker


Beto O'Rourke, former Congressman, Texas

Beto O'Rourke

Website: betoorourke.com

Quote: "We can either be governed by fear - fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border - or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us. And that's America at its best."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: O’Rourke, until this year a representative for El Paso, has centered on immigration reform, based on “respect and dignity.”

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Listen to a Full Interview: Oprah's Super Soul Conversations: A Hopeful Voice - Beto-O'Rourke

 

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Beto O'Rourke


Former US Vice President, Former US Senator, Delaware

Joe Biden

Website: joebiden.com

Quote: "Our country is being put to the test ... but I've never been more optimistic about America."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: In a Biden administration, America will lead by example and rally the world to meet our common challenges that no one nation can face on its own, from climate change to nuclear proliferation, from great power aggression to transnational terrorism, from cyberwarfare to mass migration.

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Watch a the full interview: Full Extended Interview: Joe Biden Talks To Stephen Colbert

 

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Joe Biden