Top 8 Presidential Candidates Selected for November California Democratic Party/Univision Presidential Forum

SACRAMENTO—Univision News President Daniel Coronell and California Democratic Party (CDP) Chair Rusty Hicks today sent invitations to the top eight (8) Democratic Presidential candidates who were selected to participate in their televised 2019 Presidential Forum. The forum, which will take place at the CDP’s upcoming 2019 State Convention, will be held in the Long Beach Arena from 4:00-6:00 pm PST on November 16, 2019.

The top 8 candidates, based upon criteria adopted by the CDP’s Executive Board that gave equal weight to both polling (national and California) and grassroots support (national and California) are (listed alphabetically) Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang. 

Presidential candidates that did not qualify for the CDP/Univision forum have been invited to participate in the CDP’s state convention general sessions.

The Forum will be moderated by Univision’s Jorge Ramos and Ilia Calderon as well as Leon Krauze, Anchor, KMEX, Univision’s flagship local station.  The Forum will be broadcast to millions of viewers across all of Univision’s broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms. The audience in the arena will consist of delegates to the CDP convention, members of the local community, and invited guests. 

“As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision is committed to empowering the Latino community with information about the electoral process and the candidates,” said Univision News President Daniel Coronell. “Univision's participation as co-host of November's Democratic Presidential Forum will allow candidates to present their platforms on the #1 source of news and information for the Hispanic community and allow us to continue to meet our commitment.”

“On behalf of California’s nearly nine million Democrats, we look forward to hearing from this wonderful slate of Presidential candidates,” said CDP 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.”
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