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Democracy Town Halls

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Democracy Town Halls Across New Hampshire

Our democracy is broken.

The wealthy bankroll our elections. Voter suppression keeps millions from voting. The outdated system of a winner-take-all Electoral College means that not everyone has an equal say in who is elected president. And partisan gerrymandering renders most congressional and state elections uncompetitive.

But there is a way forward.

We can use ranked-choice voting to make campaigns more civil and give voters more choice. We can reform the way elect the President to ensure that candidates care about every vote in every state. We can create redistricting commissions to draw fair district lines. And we can opt for public funding of campaigns to reduce the influence of Super PACs. These solutions start with awareness and a healthy conversation. 

Equal Citizens is making sure that those conversations happen NOW.

To raise awareness about the problems in our democracy as well as discuss potential solutions, Equal Citizens is organizing democracy town halls with presidential candidates across New Hampshire. By harnessing the attention given to New Hampshire with its first-in-the-nation primary, we hope to ensure that the issue remains central in the upcoming presidential election. Because regardless of party, we should all be pro-democracy.

The Events

Please join us for the following town halls. The runtime for each event will be approximately 90 minutes, followed by 30-60 minutes of audience Q&A. There will be time before and after each town hall to meet personally with the candidates. All candidates have been invited to participate. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

If you can’t come in person, NowThis is live streaming each event. Follow the Equal Citizens Facebook or Twitter page to access the link when the live stream is made public on the date of the event.

This Democracy Town Hall series is made possible with the support of the Leadership Now Project and is co-sponsored by New Hampshire Independent Voters, NH Labor News, NH Ranked Choice Voting, Fix It America, The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting, NH Voters Restoring Democracy, Open Democracy, Stamp Stampede, American Promise, UU Action of NH, FairVote, and Take Back Our Republic.

Recent Town Hall Event

 

When: October 27th, 2019

Guests: William Weld, Republican candidate for President

View the Recording of the Town Hall with Gov. William Weld



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Recent Town Hall Event

 

When: October 12th, 2019

Guests: John Delaney, Democratic candidate for President

View the Recording of the Town Hall with Rep. John Delaney



Recent Town Hall Event

 

When: October 10th, 2019

Where: Jupiter Hall
Manchester, NH

Guests: Steve Bullock, Democratic candidate for President

View the Recording of the Town Hall with Gov. Steve Bullock



Recent Town Hall Event

 

When: September 6th at 6pm Eastern

Where: Dover High School Auditorium, 25 Alumni Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Guests: Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic candidate for President

View the Recording of the Town Hall with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard



Recent Town Hall Event

 

When: July 7 at 4:30pm Eastern

Where: 3S Arts Space (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, NH 03801).

Guests: Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic candidate for President

View the Recording of the Town Hall with Kirsten Gillibrand

The First Town Hall Event

When: Sunday April 7 at 3:00 pm

Where: Concord High School (170 Warren St, Concord, NH 03301)

Guests: Andrew Yang, Democratic candidate for President

View the Recording of the Town Hall with Andrew Yang

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