Despite being excluded from the Presidential debate stage at Washington University, Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein will engage in real time with the official debate, making her case directly to the American people in a simultaneous broadcast on multiple online and televised platforms. During the first Presidential debate at Hofstra University, Dr. Stein participated via a livestream that has reached over 19.2 million viewers to date. Since that broadcast, polls have been released showing that 76% of Americans want open Presidential debates, and 57% want a major-party alternative to the Democratic and Republican parties.
On October 9th, Dr. Stein will provide real-time responses to the debate questions alongside Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from a studio near Washington University. Her responses will be inserted into the ongoing live feed of the official debate. This democratized version of the Presidential debate will be livestreamed on Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka’s official social media accounts via Periscope and Facebook Live, with a televised simulcast carried by Democracy Now! on Free Speech TV and Link TV as part of their “Expanding the Debate” special. Online viewers can also read, watch and share individual responses that will be posted on Dr. Stein’s Twitter stream.
Information on simulcasting the live feed for online and broadcast media is available through the Stein/Baraka campaign’s technical team. As the format will require pausing the official debate telecast to allow for Dr. Stein’s responses, we anticipate that our broadcast will run approximately 30-40 minutes longer than the official debate.
WHO: Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential nominee
WHAT: Simultaneous online and televised broadcast of responses to the second Presidential Debate
WHEN: Sunday, October 9, 9:00-11:30pm ET
WHERE: Live Feed available for online and broadcast platforms via Wirecast
– Jill Stein official Twitter Account via Periscope: http://twitter.com/drjillstein
– Jill Stein official Facebook Account: http://facebook.com/drjillstein
– Ajamu Baraka official Twitter Account via Periscope:http://twitter.com/ajamubaraka
– Ajamu Baraka official Facebook Account: http://facebook.com/ajamubaraka
– Democracy Now! “Expanding the Debate” special via Free Speech TV and Link TV
– Other online and broadcast platforms TBA