2016 U.S. presidential election
The Green presidential debates are a series of political debates between the Green candidates for president in the United States 2016 presidential election.
On July 24, 2016 the Green Party had its first presidential candidate forum for the 2016 election cycle, taking place in St. Louis, Missouri. The five leading Green candidates were present in the debate: Former Lexington Town Meeting Member and 2012 Green Party Presidential Nominee Dr. Jill Stein, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of South Carolina William Kreml, People's National Convention organizer Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, San Diego County Air Pollution Control Inspecter Dr. Kent Mesplay, and Earth First! organizer Darryl Cherney. On the following day, the candidates participated in a Black Lives Matter rally in Ferguson.
In conjunction with the General Assembly of the Green Party of California, the planned San Diego debate was cancelled supposedly due to a candidate exclusion dispute. In addition to the Green Party of California, the national Green Party Presidential Campaign Support Committee was also to host the livestreamed forum.
On May 9, the first televised Green debate was aired and hosted by RT America. It was the only live televised presidential debate for the Green Party. Not in attendance were William Kreml and Darryl Cherney. Instead, Dr. Jill Stein, Dr. Kent Mesplay and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry appeared in the event. The debate was moderated by Tyrel Ventura (son of former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura) and Tabetha Wallace. RT America also hosted a televised debate for the Libertarian Party three days later.
CNN hosted a Green Party town hall on August 17, 2016.