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Queens Dems to Host Town Hall with 2020 Candidate Pete Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (peteforamerica.com)

May 20, 2019 By Meghan Sackman

The Queens County Democratic Party is hosting a town hall on Wednesday featuring 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

The town hall, to take place at LaGuardia Community College on May 22 at 1 p.m., will be moderated by NY1’s Cheryl Wills who will start the event by interviewing  Buttigeig. 

The interview will be followed by a question and answer session where members of the audience, including LaGuardia students, will be able to ask Buttigieg about his policies.

The event will be featured on NY1.

The town hall will be the first in a series, according to the Queens County Democratic Party, where primary contenders seeking the Democratic nomination will be invited to the borough to present their platform.

Buttigieg, 37, who is the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced his entrance into the race on April 14.

If Buttigieg were to win the primary, he would be the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party. To date, 24 candidates, including Mayor Bill De Blasio, have announced they are running in the primary.

When: Wednesday, May 22nd, at 1:00PM

Where: LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 – Shenker Hall

Who: Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg, NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Local elected officials and advocates to be announced.

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A.Bundy

i can literally say the demwit debates will be the most entertaining shows to watch until election time. cant wait to see them push their agendas on who is perfectly politically correct.

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MRLIC

Democrats are now basically leftist /Socialist/Communists. Not the working mans party anymore. Republicans now have that title. Mayor Pete keep taking down Pictures etc..of Thomas Jefferson in Indiana. He is not a real American. Another Dem Loser.

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lol wut

Wait…are they socialists? Or communist? You….know there’s a difference right? Thanks for being a parody of a Trump Lover.

You’re worried that it’s not the working “mans” party…and you voted for a billionaire that lives in the largest privately owned estate in Florida! ? Are you really THAT gullible?

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the only good dem out there

this is the only decent dem, smart guy, he can get the rust belt vote. All the other dopes are talking about reparations and becoming the next socialist hellhole.

If he makes it I might vote for him, but as for the others, no way.
Otherwise I go Trump.

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Pa Ingalls

Can we persuade him to either wear a jacket and tie or NOT a black sweater/white collared shirt? He looks like a priest, especially in that pose.

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MRLIC

Military service in countries such as Israel and Turkey etc.. require 2 years of service mandatory. Russia and China are building their military up and we should too. Obama cut our military too low. Don’t like Mayor Pete erasing Thomas Jefferson’s name from things in Indiana because he was a slave owner. You can’t erase history , you must learn from it.

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I'm glad to hear you'd never support a draft-dodger like Trump, right?

I agree, there’s no room for cowardly draft-dodgers like Trump. Especially considering he used his rich father’s influence to get a fake diagnosis. Another lie from Trump.

Not sure what Obama has to do with this, but he supported the Air Force’s new bomber, a new ballistic missile submarine for the Navy, revitalizing a fleet of nuclear bombs, a potential new nuclear cruise missile and other commitments. Some estimates put the cost at $1 trillion over the next 30 years.

So that was another lie from Trump. Maybe if you knew any facts you wouldn’t be ranting about Obama years after he left office…

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huh?

The article never mentioned the military or Obama.

You voted for a draft-dodger.

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stan chaz

I have contributed to Buttigieg’s campaign (and other Democrats as well) because he is an intelligent, thoughtful and responsive candidate, a candidate who seems to be more than just a set of pre-packed one-liners.
However, as someone who lived through the horror and tragedy of a forced military draft, a forced military draft at a time when two out-of- control administrations were sending hundreds of young Americans to their unnecessary deaths in Vietnam every week for years on end, I have apprehensions about some of Buttigieg’s views.
Specifically I have apprehension and concerns when he glowingly speaks about wanting to have young people “serve” their country in some way, whether in the military or by other means.
Despite JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you” pronouncement, the country should serve the people, not the other way around. And it has done a lousy job in serving the people, especially when it is increasingly politically controlled by the rich and powerful, and where the military-industrial complex is often unchecked and drains the tax funds that could be used to lift us all up instead. I don’t consider compulsory youth service to be progressive.
The idea of a resurgent civilian Peace Corps is fine, as long as it’s voluntary and does not further militarize our culture or society. If the only tool you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail. The same holds true for a gun, unfortunately.
If you do attend the upcomng town hall please ask Mayor Petewhether he is in favor of compulsory youth service, in the light of the above criticisms and concerns.

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Anonymous

But if the only tool you have is a nail then does everything look like a balloon?

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Gardens Watcher

Ain’t nothing wrong with the idea of giving a little of your time back to your country and your community, whether it’s right after high school or after the proposed “free college tuition” years. Military service might suit some, but community service might suit others.

The idea deserves more discussion. Glad Pete is bringing it up, and I’m less worried that it fits into a “progressive” checkbox or not.

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That Guy

Please keep giving all you can to Dem candidates. They are doing such a bang up job here in NYC.

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Gardens Watcher

Watch out, Mayor Bill. You’re cutting into Senator G’s zero percent in the polls.

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Bla Bla

And every second word out of his mouth will be ‘Tax’ and how to raise “Tax” and how this one and that one should pay more ‘Tax’….more of the same socialist yaping. I’m surprised cortez and van bramer are not in on the gig.

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huh?

He’s not a socialist and taxes are collected by a capitalist government. You should look up what the word means.

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