August 28, 2019 Press Releases and Announcements

Announcing First Wave of Presidential Candidates to Participate in Climate Forum 2020, Hosted by Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, MSNBC, Our Daily Planet, and New York Magazine


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Media Inquiries:

Kelly Ogburn

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Washington, D.C.: Georgetown's Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy (GU Politics), MSNBC, Our Daily Planet, and New York Magazine are pleased to announce that several 2020 Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle have confirmed their participation in the "Climate Forum 2020", a two-day forum featuring 2020 Presidential candidates in conversation with young voters on the issue of climate change.

As of August 28th, the following Democratic and Republican candidates have confirmed their attendance:

  • Colorado Senator Michael Bennet
  • New Jersey Senator Cory Booker
  • Montana Governor Steve Bullock
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro
  • Former Maryland Representative John Delaney
  • New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Ohio Representative Tim Ryan
  • Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Tom Steyer
  • Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld
  • Andrew Yang

Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" and Ali Velshi, host of "MSNBC Live," will moderate the forum. The event will be streamed live on NBC News Now and Telemundo and featured over two days of special coverage on "MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi" (M-F 3PM ET), "All In with Chris Hayes" (M-F 8PM ET), and across MSNBC dayside.

All declared 2020 Presidential candidates from both political parties have been invited to participate in the town-hall style forum at Georgetown University on Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th. GU Politics will continue to share updates about candidate participation in the coming weeks.

Each candidate will begin his or her allotted time by discussing his or her vision for addressing and limiting the effects of climate change. Candidates will then take questions from students at Georgetown and other D.C.-area universities, as well as from other partner universities across the country.

Additional information is below, and updates will be made available  on the GU Politics Climate Forum page, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

 

WHAT: Climate Forum 2020, a conversation between Presidential candidates and young voters on the issue of climate change.

WHEN: Thursday, September 19th and Friday, September 20th

WHERE: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University

WHO:

  • Confirmed candidates:

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker

Montana Governor Steve Bullock

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro

Former Maryland Representative John Delaney

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Ohio Representative Tim Ryan

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

Tom Steyer

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld

Andrew Yang

  • All Declared 2020 Presidential candidates have been invited
  • Moderated by Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" and Ali Velshi, host of "MSNBC Live"
  • Students from Georgetown University, other D.C.-area universities, and early and primary states

HOSTS:

  • Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service
  • MSNBC
  • Our Daily Planet
  • New York Magazine

ATTENDING PRESS:

  • Media interested in attending must RSVP through this form by September 18th, 2019 at 12:00PM ET.
  • Press will need to present valid credentials at check-in
  • There will be no question and answer for attending press during the events

 

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE:

The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) connects and empowers students and the community in an effort to improve and reimagine politics and public service and reaffirm its promise. Founded as part of Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy in the fall of 2015, GU Politics programming is open to the entire University community.

ABOUT THE MCCOURT SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY:

The Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy is a top-ranked public policy school located in the center of the policy world in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to teach our students to design, analyze, and implement smart policies and put them into practice in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, in the U.S. and around the world.

ABOUT MSNBC:

MSNBC is the premier destination for breaking news and in-depth analysis through commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 96 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers live news coverage, influential voices, and award-winning documentary programming – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. MSNBC also delivers breaking news and information across a variety of platforms including www.msnbc.com, MSNBC on Sirius XM radio and TuneIn. The MSNBC App for iOS also provides access to live streaming and full episodes of select programs. Watch MSNBC anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.  MSNBC is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies, which is owned by Comcast Corporation. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.

ABOUT OUR DAILY PLANET:

Our Daily Planet is the largest independent daily environmental newsletter in the U.S., dedicated to illuminating conservation and sustainability issues that are central to the daily lives of Americans. Our Daily Planet brings its readers the most important news on a wide variety of topics, with particular focus on climate change, in a quick and easy to consume format. The newsletter aims to make taking action easy by providing readers with the information they need to get involved and to make informed choices that can make a difference to the planet and all of its inhabitants. Sign up for the email at ourdailyplanet.com.

ABOUT NEW YORK MEDIA:

New York Media obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, and cultural events that are forever reshaping our world. The company publishes beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally, is the home to five thriving verticals: Intelligencer, delivering national news and sharp commentary on politics, business, technology, and media; Vulture, the premier site for culture news, criticism and service; the Cut, at the forefront of women’s digital media; Grub Street, home to food news and authoritative restaurant criticism; and the Strategist, dedicated to shopping the internet smartly. 

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