On November 17th, the Pat Brown Institute co-hosted a Democratic presidential forum at Cal State LA that focused on Latino issues. Televised live on ABC7, the forum featured Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Bernie Sanders, former U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro, Tom Steyer, and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris.
Moderated by veteran ABC7 news anchor Marc Brown, the forum was broadcast live and explored topics including immigration, health care, housing and economic security, hate crimes and education. In 13-minute individual conversations, candidates answered questions from ABC7 reporters Adrienne Alpert and Carlos Granda, ABC7 KGO reporter Lyanne Melendez and La Opinión reporter Jacqueline García. The candidates also fielded questions from the audience, which included local community members and students from Cal State LA and local high schools.