2020 is just around the corner, and Democrats have an abundance of well-qualified presidential candidates to choose from — which is why it is so important to hear from each of them. We’re proud to be hosting the Real America Presidential Forum in collaboration with Univision.

The televised forum, which will take place at the California Democratic Party’s upcoming Fall Endorsing Convention, will be held from 4:‌00-6:0‌0 p.m. PT on Nov‌ember 16, 2019.

Credentialed Delegates and Observers will receive a ticket for the forum. The doors open at 1‌:30 p.m. and close at ‌3:3‌0 p.m. Members of the audience will not be allowed to re-enter after exiting the forum theater. The CDP’s Code of Conduct applies to all convention events including the forum.

Today, we’re announcing our confirmed candidates, which were invited based on criteria adopted by the CDP’s Executive Board that gave equal weight to both polling (nationally and in California) and grassroots support (nationally and in California). We’re excited to be joined by Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, and Andrew Yang.

The forum will be moderated by Univision’s Jorge Ramos and Ilia Calderón, as well as León Krauze from KMEX, Univision’s flagship local station. The forum will be broadcast across all of Univision’s broadcast and cable television, audio, and digital platforms.

“On behalf of California’s nearly nine million Democrats, we look forward to hearing from this wonderful slate of presidential candidates,” said California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks. “We will have an audience of 5,000 of the most dedicated Democratic activists and opinion-makers in the nation’s most populous state who are eager to hear the candidates’ ideas on how they will lead us out of the nightmare of the Trump era and into a bolder, brighter, and more positive future.”

We’re excited to be hosting this important discussion to ensure our victory in 2020. The 2019 Fall Endorsing Convention agenda is now live, and for more details you can visit our convention website here. Join the Forum conversation online using the hashtag #RealAmericaForum. We look forward to hearing from you.

Democratically yours,

CDP Team

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