The debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney, in a town meeting format, will focus on foreign and domestic policy.
Town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
The debate will air 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley will moderate the debate, which will be broadcast live on all major television networks.
Sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, it is the second of three debates for the presidential candidates. The third debate, focusing on foreign policy, will be Oct. 22.
Romney won the first debate on Oct. 3, and Democrats are hoping that Obama will rebound and regain momentum he lost.
Congressman’s watch party
Fourth District Congressman Hank Johnson is hosting a Debate Watching Party at the Sandstone Estates home of Michael and Alana Toney Griggs in Lithonia.
Supporters can join Johnson and his wife Mereda Davis Johnson for the 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. event with a $200 donation. Gold Hosts pay $1,000 and hosts, $500.
Johnson is facing Republican challenger J. Chris Vaughn in the Nov. 6 general election.
To attend, email Lisa@theoblandergroup.com or call
404-873-3600 or contribute online at https://services.myngp.com/ngponlineservices/contribution.aspx?X=SzURvva0W2%2bxqjlgNpogow%3d%3d
AKA viewing and forum
The DeKalb County and Stone Mountain Lithonia chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc are hosting a live viewing of the presidential debate and an Open Forum starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Stonecrest Library.
Attendance is free but space is limited.
RSVP to Electiondebate2012@Akataupiomega.com. The Library is at 3123 Klondike Road in Lithonia.
Watch Party in Stone Mountain
State Reps. Dee Dawkins-Haigler and Rahn Mayo and supporters are hosting a Presidential Debate Watch Party at CalaBar & Grill in Stone Mountain. The party starts at 7:30 p.m.
The host committee includes Melissa Barnwell, Markus Butts, Winston Denmark, DeNorris Heard, Brian Ross and Michael Williams.
The restaurant is at 4144 Redan Road. For more information, call 404-299-2240.
The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners.
Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates.
The nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization has sponsored all of the presidential debates since 1988.