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For Immediate Release:
Monday, October 22, 2012

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,

Monday, Oct. 22 debate on Democracy Now!; Tuesday, Oct. 23 debate moderated by Larry King, sponsored by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, aired on Al Jazeera and RT-America, simulcast on Green Party Livestream

WASHINGTON, DC -- Green presidential nominee Jill Stein will participate in presidential debates on Monday, October 22, and Tuesday, October 23, along with other candidates who've been barred from the Democratic-Republican debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).

"We're proud of Dr. Stein's participation in the 'real' debates, in which she continues to address urgent issues missing from the narrow Obama-Romney debates. These include climate change, drone warfare, bipartisan attacks on civil liberties and the U.S. Constitutional, job-killing trade pacts like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, failed drug war and racist incarceration policies, student loan debt, the dangers of hydrofracking, off-shore-drilling, and mountaintop detonation mining, and other topics on which President Obama and Gov. Romney mostly agree," said Budd Dickinson, secretary of the Green Party of the United States.

Debate schedule:

Monday Oct. 22, 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT:
Jill Stein will participate in Democracy Now!'s expanded online presidential debate, along with Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson, and respond in real time to the same questions posed to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Amy Goodman will host. The debate will be broadcast by Free Speech TV and Link TV and livestreamed at the Democracy Now! website (

More information:
Green Party tweeting during the debates: @GPUS. Tweet Chat using hashtag: #VoteGreen (
Previous debate appearances by Dr. Stein on Democracy Now!:
By vice-presidential candidate Cheri Honkala:

Tuesday Oct. 23, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT:
Dr. Stein will participate in a debate hosted by talk-show host Larry King and organized by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, along with Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Rocky Anderson (Justice Party), and Virgil Goode (Constitution Party). Mr. King will accept debate questions in advance on Reddit. This debate will be aired on Al Jazeera, RT-America, and Ora TV (Mr. King's online station) and simulcasted on the Green Party's Livestream channel ( On Livestream, viewers will be able to participate in a simultaneous discussion of the debate in a chat box.

More information:
Free and Equal Elections Foundation
Ora TV (Ora TV will host a roundtable discussion and interview with candidates at 7:30 p.m. ET, with correspondents Josh Tolley, Thom Hartmann of Russia Today, and Ben Swann of Fox News)
Videos of Larry King promoting the Free & Equal debates

Jill Stein will be on 85% of state ballots. The Green Party has joined the League of Women Voters in calling the CPD debates a "fraud on the American people." The CPD is owned and controlled by the Democratic and Republican parties and their corporate sponsors for the purpose of excluding other candidates and ensuring softball questions. (See "Green Party prepares for Oct. 3 protests over Green nominee Jill Stein's exclusion from the presidential debates," Green Party news advisory, Oct. 2, 2012,

See also:

"Cheri's 'Turn the Rust Belt into a Green Belt' tour continues," Jill Stein for President news release, Oct. 21, 2012,

"Lee Camp: Why you don't know a Presidential candidate was arrested," Jill Stein for President (with video), Oct. 17, 2012,

Occupy the CPD!

"Open the Debates: Demand inclusion of Jill Stein and Gary Johnson!" by Scott McLarty, FireDogLake (blog), Sept. 20, 2012,


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