Democratic Debate In Atlanta: Watch Parties, Rally And More
Last updated at 10:29 a.m. on Nov. 20
Next Wednesday will be a busy day in Atlanta, thanks to the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate to be held at Tyler Perry Studios.
Already a rally is planned, and watch parties will be held throughout the city. Former President Barack Obama is also scheduled to speak live during a conference that’s unrelated to the debate.
Here’s our list of events that are planned to happen in Atlanta on debate day, Nov. 20.
A Rally Is Planned In Front Of The Debate Venue
The Democratic Debate PRO-LIFE Democrat Rally is planning to get together in front of Tyler Perry Studios on Nov. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. The rally is organized by the nonprofit Democrats For Life of America. It is a part of a nationwide, anti-abortion, left-leaning group of rallies that previously stopped in Detroit and Houston.
Where Debate Watch Parties In Atlanta Are Happening
656 Sports Bar & Grille, 656 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta
Host: Elizabeth Warren
Admission is first-come, first-served at this watch party that Team Warren is throwing.
Atlanta Music Project, 883 Dill Ave. SW, Atlanta
Light refreshments and snacks will be offered to those who attend. But make sure that you RSVP before showing up, because space will be limited. Also, Gabbard plans to make an appearance after the debate.
Location Provided After Ticket Purchase, 7 p.m.
Host: Democratic Party of Georgia
Tickets are going fast for this watch party. The only ticket that’s still available is for $20. Only those 21 and over with an ID can attend.
Georgia Beer Garden, 7 to 11 p.m.
Hosts: NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia, Millennials for Progress and Millennials for Abrams
This is billed as a Democratic event and doesn’t give preference to any of the current presidential candidates. The organizers welcome anyone and encourage a donation of $5 to Fair Fight Action, the advocacy group started by Stacey Abrams that focuses on voting rights.
Three locations in Cobb County, 7 to 11 p.m.
Host: Cobb County Democratic Committee
In Cobb County, there are three watch parties planned at The Monticello in East Cobb, Taco Mac in West Cobb and Huey Luey’s Mexican Kitchen & Margarita Bar in Acworth. Debate bingo will be played, and snacks will be provided.
Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia, 8 to 11 p.m.
Host: Latino Caucus Of The Democratic Party Of Georgia
During this event to be held at the caucus’ location in Atlanta, free tacos will be provided to attendees. This is one of the few watch parties that are planned by the Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Mariscos Mazatlan, Seafood Bar and Grill, 8 to 11 p.m.
Host: Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia
In Duluth, the Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia will be hosting a watch party that will have free appetizers available.
BQE Restaurant & Lounge, 8 to 11 p.m.
Host: Hispanic And Hip Hop Political Action Committee
This debate watch party is centered around the single-issue cause called #DumpTrump2020. Upstairs in the event’s venue, there will be live comedy.
55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge, 8 to 11 p.m.
Hosts: Black Youth Vote and Georgia STAND-UP
Trivia, door prizes and discussions are planned for this watch party. There will also be free food at this event that is geared to those who are ages 18-35.
Hudson Grille Sandy Springs, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Host: Mark Klein
This non-partisan event is inviting any campaign to join the party. It’s free to attend, but the organizer is encouraging people to sign up for tickets online to make a headcount.
Obama To Deliver A Speech In Atlanta
During the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Obama will give the keynote address on Nov. 20. The event brings in “green building professionals” to enable sustainability within cities, buildings and communities.
The whole conference lasts from Nov. 19 to 22 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Access to Wednesday’s events, including the keynote, would cost $600 in advance or $650 onsite.
This list will be updated.