NHIOP to Co-Host CNN Town Hall Event with Five Presidential Candidates

April 11, 2019

By Alexis Soucy

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) at Saint Anselm College today announced that it will co-host a series of five, back-to-back CNN town halls focused on issues of importance to young voters. 

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg will participate in this live, internationally telecast 2020 event from the campus of Saint Anselm College on Monday, April 22 beginning at 7 p.m.

Organized by the NHIOP and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, the presidential hopefuls will field questions directly from young voters on topics driving the youth agenda. The audience will consist of up to 500 young voters, including more than 100 Saint Anselm College students.

“This is the largest national political event of the 2020 presidential primary cycle so far,” said Neil Levesque, executive director of the NHIOP. “It’s a great opportunity for Saint Anselm and Harvard students to engage with the candidates and represent the issues on young voters’ minds across the country.”

The town halls will be moderated by CNN anchors Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Chris Cuomo. The schedule of candidate appearance is as follows:

7 p.m. ET: Sen. Amy Klobuchar
8 p.m. ET: Sen. Elizabeth Warren
9 p.m. ET: Sen. Bernie Sanders
10 p.m. ET: Sen. Kamala Harris
11 p.m. ET: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

CNN was previously on the Saint Anselm College campus in February for a presidential town hall featuring Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

This is a closed college event for members of the student body. Only those with a ticket will be admitted. Public tickets are not available.

 

About The New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Founded in 2001, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College provides a nonpartisan forum for discussion and debate. It seeks to develop programming, and to foster scholarship and dialogue, encompassing a diverse range of political topics, opinions and issues. The Institute serves as a resource for students, scholars, politicians, and the general public. For more information, please visit www.anselm.edu/nhiop.