CAMBRIA, CA, November 2, 2016 – In what many Americans believe will go down as the most negative presidential campaign in US history, actor Ed Asner gave rave reviews to one bright spot, Free and Equal Foundation’s Presidential Debate for the People, that took place in Boulder, Colorado last week.
“Rocky” Roque De La Fuente (the Reform Party’s and the American Delta Party’s nominee), Darrell Castle (Constitution Party), and Gloria LaRiva (Party for Socialism and Liberation) all participated. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, who took part in 2012, and Evan McMullin were no-shows.
The debate, which was co-moderated by Asner reached an estimated 150 million people through online steaming and media channels. “You gave this election dignity,” said the iconic actor and activist to the candidates at the conclusion of the event.
The People’s Presidential Debate is unique in that Free and Equal invites all candidates who gain ballot access in enough states to reach 15% of the electoral vote.
Free and Equal Co-Founder, Christina Tobin, was ecstatic about how the event debate shaped up. “We’re excited to announce our 2017 United We Stand Fest CONCERT in Colorado next year which will be the kick-off for our 2018 United We Stand Fest Concert University Tour!” “Our focus is to inspire people to replace political parties with Independent accountable candidates targeting 2018 Congressional elections.”
.The debate was the highlight of the United We Stand Festival that featured a host of speakers and performances by musicians including Ky-Mani Marley, Flobots, former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Spragga Benz, and Earth Guardians.
Free & Equal Elections Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization, whose mission is to broaden electoral choices through education and direct positive action.
You can watch all of the United We Stand Festival and our People’s Presidential Debate video clips on our Youtube link below!