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Past - pre 2018

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Fox News
(TV broadcast)
REPUBLICAN Primary Forum. For those who DO NOT make the 'TOP 10' prime time debate
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Fox News (broadcast)
live in Cleveland, Ohio
billed as 'private' event
REPUBLICAN Primary Debate. Participants are limited to the Top 10 Republican candidates in the national polls.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
To Be Announced
Live in Salem, Oregon
REPUBLICAN PRIMARY Debate. Republican candidates, split into two groups based on poll standings.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
8:30pm EDT
DEMOCRATIC Primary Debate. Debate for the candidates running in the Democratic Party
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
8pm EDT
Live in Bolder, Colorado
REPUBLICAN Primary debate. Republican Debate committee has determined that candidates with at least a 3% national pole rating will be included.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
9:00PM ET
Des Moines, Iowa
CBS/Des Moines Register
DEMOCRATIC Party Primary Debate. Democratic Candidates for the presidential election.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Live in Las Vegas
REPUBLICAN Primary Debate. Candidates in the Prime Time session will be: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Rand Paul and John Kasich.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
8:00pm EST
Manchester, New Hampshire
DEMOCRATIC Party Primary Debate. The three Democratic candidates running for president: Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley,and Bernie Sanders will take part in the debate.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
North Charleston, South Carolina REPUBLICAN Debate. Aired on FOX Business Network, the main event will begin at 9pm. Candidates will be announced based on national polls and primary elections.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina
NBC/ Congressional Black Caucus Institute
DEMOCRATIC Debate. Democratic candidates for presidential election.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Main Segment 9:00pm EST
Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, Iowa
Republican Primary Debate. Sponsored by Fox News and Google.

Participants at the main event will include: Cruz, Carson, Rubio, Bush, Christie, Kasich, Paul.
Donald Trump qualified; but, decided not to participate.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH
DEMOCRATIC Debate. Sponsored and aired by MSNBC. Moderators are Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow. Participants are Clinton and Sanders.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
St. Anselm's College
Manchester, New Hampshire
REPUBLICAN Primary Debate. Aired on ABC, and sponsored by ABC News,, and WMUR. Candidates TBD
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Located in Wisconsin, sponsored by PBS.
Candidates TBD
DEMOCRATIC Debate. Sponsored by PBS. Candidates TBD
Saturday, February 13, 2016
The Peace Center
Greenville, South Carolina
REPUBLICAN Debate. Aired and sponsored by CBS News. Candidates TBD
Thursday, February 25, 2016
University of Houston, Texas REPUBLICAN Debate. Sponsored by CNN and Telemundo Moderator: Wolf Blitzer Candidates: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich,Carson

Note: NBC News has been removed by the RNC as a sponsor.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Fox Theatre in Detroit,Michigan REPUBLICAN DEBATE. Sponsored by Fox News Moderators: Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace Candidates: TBD
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Miami Dade College, Miami,Florida DEMOCRATIC Debate. Sponsors are Univision and The Washington Post. Candidates TBD
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Florida REPUBLICAN Debate. Aired on CNN Sponsored by CNN and Salem media Group. candidates TBD
Monday, March 21, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah REPUBLICAN DEBATE. This debate, sponsored by FOX News, was CANCELLED after Donald Trump and John Kasich said they would not appear.
Friday, April 1, 2016
TBD DEMOCRATIC DEBATE. April. No details have been announced by the DNC at this time for any further debates in April or May .
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Brooklyn, NY DEMOCRATIC Debate. Sanders and Clinton in a DNC agreed-upon debate
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
New York COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF forum. IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) will host an unprecedented event that will have Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, on one stage, answering questions from veterans, highlighting national security, military affairs, and veteran's issues.
This is NOT a debate. It will be simulcast by MSNBC and NBC News. Both candidates will field questions from NBC news personnel and some questions which will come from the audience.
Matt Lauer is the moderator for this event.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
First Presidential Debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced, last Sept. 2015, that the first of three debates would be held on this date. It would consist of six 15 minute segments selected by a moderator and announced ahead of the debate.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Longwood University
Farmville, Va
Vice Presidential Debate. This is the only vice presidential debate scheduled at this time. It will consist of nine 10-minute segments. Topics to be defined at later date.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Northampton Community College
College Center, Rm. 220
3835 Green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Forum for State Auditor General Candidates. All four candidates running for this state office will take part in the event, which is co-sponsored by the Leagues of Northampton County and the State Commonwealth of PA. Meet-and-Greet at 6:30pm; forum begins at 7:00pm.
Event is free and open to the public.
Find out who watches over the money you are sending to Harrisburg!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Room 220, the David Reed Room
College Center
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA !8020
CANDIDATES FORUM for State AUDITOR GENERAL. All four candidates running for the office of State Auditor General: Eugene De Pasquale (Democratic), John Brown (Republican), John J. Sweeney (Green Party), and Roy Minet (Libertarian), will take part in this forum, co-sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Northampton County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Doors will open at 6:30pm to meet-and-greet the candidates, and the forum will begin at 7pm.

This event is, as usual, open the the public.
Come and find out 'Who's in your wallet?"

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Washington University
St Louis, Mo.
Second Presidential Debate. This debate will be a town meeting style, with half the questions coming from the participants and the other from the moderator. Moderators questions will be based on public interest topics determined by social media and other sources.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada
Third Presidential Debate. Same format as the first, six 15 minute segments
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Northampton Borough municipal Building
Northampton, PA 18067
183rd Candidates Forum. CANCELLED
Please be advised that the Candidates Forum, scheduled by the LWV for Nov. 2nd, between the two candidates, Phillips Armstrong(D) and Zach Mako(R), running for the open position of State Representative for the 183rd District has been CANCELLED due to Zach Mako opting-out to attend another event.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Alumni Hall
Northampton Community College
3835 green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Meet and Greet for Candidates. All candidates running for US and PA offices, in both Lehigh and Northampton Counties, have been invited to this informal event, sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters for those counties.
The candidates are available to hear from constituents and will have time to share some of their thoughts with the attendees.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Bethlehem City Hall
10 East Church Street
Bethlehem PA 18018
A Community Discussion on Ethics for Bethlehem. The South Side Initiative and The League of Women Voters of Northampton County are co-sponsoring a discussion on the principles and concepts of ethics in conducting business and making decisions by government agencies.

The panel will also look into the many ways that ethics ordinances could benefit the people of Bethlehem.

Panelists will include; the Director of Investigation for PA State Ethics Commission, the Director of Policy for the PA Department of State, Director of Enforcement, Philadelphia Board of Ethics, and an Allentown City Council Member.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Cloton Chapel of Lafayette College
South College Dr. and Pardee Dr.
Easton, PA18042
Gerrymandering: How to Recognise and Resist It. This panel discussion is to inform the public about the need for redistricting reform. It is one of a series of presentations being held across the state. The League is one of several organizations co-sponsoring this event.
It is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Room 220 (David Reed Community Room)
College Center Bldg.
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Candidates Forum for County Executive. The Northampton County League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring,along with the Easton NAACP, a Candidates Forum with the 2 candidates running for the office of County Executive: John Brown, Republican incumbent, and Lamont G. McClure, the Democratic challenger.
A brief Meet& Greet will begin the event at 6:30pm, followed by the forum at 7:00pm.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Beverly Hernandez, VP LWV, at 610-252-1339, or visit us on facebook.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Candidates Forum for the County Council
Forks Township Municipal Bldg.
1606 Sullivan Trail
Easton, PA 18040
Candidates Forum for County Council. This event will start with a brief Meet & Greet at 6:30pm, followed by the forum at 7:00pm. There are 5 openings on the ballot for council seats and 10 individuals are running for these positions.

Democrats,in ballot order, are:

Ronald Heckman
William McGee
Tara Zrinski
Lori Vargo Heffner
Peter Melan

Republican, in ballot order, are:

Peg Ferraro
Hayden Phillips
Glenn Geissinger
Seth Vaughn
Ron Angle

Ballot order rules are as follows:
The party of the Governor in office dictates the party that is listed first on the ballot.
Where several candidates of the same party are running for a seat(as in the county council) the lineup is representative of the number of votes received by the individual in the primary election, with the greatest number of votes listed first, and least number, last.

The event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact the LWV at 610-252-1339, or visit us on facebook.