Debate Watching Parties

Debates 2008: Watch, Party, Vote!  CODEPINK is getting excited about the great debates of 2008. They are great excuses for special events, bringing together activists and our neighbors who are getting engaged in politics during election season, bringing out new voters, and sometimes breaking out drinking games, bingo cards and other group games.  Senators Barack Obama and John McCain will go head-to-head in three debates this fall.  Meet up with friends as the two candidates square off on foreign policy and national security issues.  Get in on the action and attend or host a party to watch the presidential and vice presidential debates!  Print out your sign up sheets, get your bingo cards ready, and mark your calendars!  
Full Debate Schedule:

Each debate will begin at 9pm eastern, 6pm pacific time and last for 90 minutes. They will be aired on every major broadcast network such as CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX. They will also be aired on cable outlets such as Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and many others. For full debate schedule info click here.

  • October 2, 2008: Vice Presidential debate, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (Going to be near STL?  Contact CODEPINK coordinator Laurie for details about an outside peace action at
  • October 7, 2008: Presidential debate in a town hall format, Belmont University, Nashville, TN (Live in TN?  Contact CODEPINK coordinator Liz for details on demonstrating in Nashville at
  • October 15, 2008: Presidential debate with domestic policy focus, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (Want to be part of the action in NY?  Contact CODEPINK's national campaigns coordinator Dana at for details)
How to Bring Peace to the Party:
  • Play bingo!  Be the life of the party with our fun and engaging Peace Bingo Cards.  Download and print them out on pink paper and you're ready to go!
  • Dress in costume: Create an "I Miss America" sash or come as lady liberty.  Or, buy a CODEPINK t-shirt to accent your fave pink outfit.
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Where to find debate watching parties happening near you: