The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced Monday its next presidential candidate forum on the economic future of the U.S. will feature South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 18 in the DMACC Ankeny Auditorium. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. and the program will run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Registration is required for all audience members and can be completed on the DMACC website.
DMACC will host the forum in collaboration with Iowa Public Television (IPTV) and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. The series intends to provide community college students, local small businesses and Iowans throughout the state the opportunity to hear candidates discuss issues of importance to our citizens and communities.
Broadcast by IPTV, the hour-long forum will feature a conversation with “Iowa Press” host and longtime Iowa Caucus reporter David Yepsen, followed by questions from the audience of small business owners and caucus-goers.
To be invited to participate in the forum, a candidate must have:
- met the eligibility requirements for president of the U.S. as set forth in the U.S. Constitution,
- publicly declared his or her candidacy for president
- received a minimum of 4 percent support, not including any margin of error, as a first-choice candidate in a Des Moines Register/CNN Iowa Caucus poll between Dec. 15, 2018, and Nov. 15, 2019.
Each forum will feature a single candidate in one-on-one conversation with David Yepsen of IPTV, who will engage in an unbiased and impartial discussion on the economic future of the country, followed by questions from the audience.