IVN.us will be hosting the first ever, online presidential debate. Unlike debates in the past, the candidates and moderators will participate from different states. IVN.us is working with Google+ Politics to host the event using a live Google+ Hangout. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein will debate on Thursday, October 18th at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern using videoconference technology on Google Hangout . They will answer questions picked from people who used the hashtag #indyvote on Google+ and Twitter, and the ‘Independent Voter’ Facebook Page to submit their questions.
The topics for discussion include: 1. Tax and Economic Policy, 2. Energy, 3. Housing and Financial Regulation, 4. Foreign Policy, 5. One topic based on viewer response.
Governor Johnson will be joining the debate from Laramie, Wyoming and Dr. Stein will join from Seattle, Washington.
The debate can be viewed live on October 18, 2012 beginning at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern on IVN.us, IVN.us’ Google+, or IVN.us’ YouTube page. The event will be recorded and can be viewed on Google+ or YouTube following the debate.
Steve Peace, former California State Senator, Assemblyman, and Director of the California Department of Finance will moderate the debate and pose questions to both candidates. Mr. Peace currently serves as the co-chair of the Independent Voter Project.
IVN.us is dedicated to restoring the importance of open dialogue, engagement, and constructive compromise in our political system, unfiltered by the partisanship that drives the larger public dialogue. IVN.us defines “independent” as people, positions, or information not dictated by a partisan point of view.