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Castro, Gillibrand, Harris, Sanders, and Warren To Appear On Stage At MoveOn’s “Big Ideas Forum” June 1 In San Francisco

WASHINGTON - 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Secretary Julián Castro, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Elizabeth Warren will all appear on stage at MoveOn’s “Big Ideas Forum” in San Francisco, California, on June 1.

At the event, each candidate will present “One Big Idea” that will change people’s lives for the better. Afterward, they will answer questions from moderators and MoveOn members. Each candidate will be on stage for 20 minutes.

The event is being hosted by Political Action, and the audience will be made up of MoveOn members and streamed to MoveOn members across the country.

MoveOn, one of the largest progressive organizations in the country, has members in every county, state, and congressional district—adding up to millions across the country. MoveOn members are among the most active members of the Democratic Party’s base, engaged and likely to volunteer, vote, and organize in the primaries and caucuses. In addition, hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members donate to Political Action each year to support our electoral efforts, and bundle millions for candidates.

A survey of MoveOn members in late 2018 showed the majority of the membership had not made up their mind about whom to support in the 2020 Democratic primary.


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“We are thrilled that these candidates have accepted our invitation to present their big ideas to MoveOn members and the nation,” said Ilya Sheyman, Executive Director of MoveOn Political Action. “Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have dug our nation into a huge hole through their harmful and cruel policies. It is going to take big and bold ideas to reimagine and create a country that works for all of us. The Democratic primary contest, with this large, diverse, and impressive field, should be a race about ideas, policies, and vision. We’re happy to hold this forum to allow these candidates to advance this debate.”

The forum will take place from noon to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Saturday, June 1, at a location in downtown San Francisco.

More speakers are expected to be announced in the coming days.

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