Dear DNC Member,

We wanted you to be the first to know that today we are announcing that the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate will be held on Thursday, December 19th in Los Angeles, CA at the University of California, Los Angeles in partnership with PBS News Hour and Politico.

Please find below the qualification criteria for the debate. 

As always, if you have any questions please let us know. 

Jason Rae
Democratic National Committee

To qualify for the December debate, candidates must meet one of two polling requirements (“Polling Threshold”) and the unique donor requirement (“Grassroots Fundraising Threshold”) as detailed below.

  1. Polling Threshold. To meet the Polling Threshold for the December  Debate, candidates must meet either the “Four-Poll Threshold” or the “Early State Polling Threshold” as described below:

For a poll to be counted towards the Four-Poll Threshold or Early State Polling Threshold, it must meet each of the four requirements described below (“Qualifying Poll Criteria”):

  1. Grassroots Fundraising Threshold. To meet the Grassroots Fundraising Threshold, candidates must submit a certification, executed by the candidate’s campaign Treasurer, by 11 A.M. on December 13, 2019, demonstrating that the campaign has received donations from at least (1) 200,00 unique donors; and (2) a minimum of 800 unique donors per state in at least 20 U.S. states, U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia. Qualifying donations must be received by 11:59 P.M. on December 12, 2019. An acceptable certification must provide or attach adequate verifiable evidence to show that the fundraising threshold has been reached and may include verification from ActBlue or NGP VAN regarding the campaign’s fundraising.