8 2024

How To Be President - 2024 Primary Presidential Candidate Forum

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

Temple Beth Abraham 4 Raymond Street
Nashua, NH 03064
(603) 883-8184 office@tbanashua.org

Contact Allyson Guertin

How To Be President Announces Next Presidential Candidate Forum for 2024 Primary

With U.S. Representative Dean Phillips, at Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua
Monday, January 8, 2024 – Doors open at 5:00 pm, Event 5:30-6:30 pm

How To Be President (howtobepresident.org) is pleased to announce our next candidate event of the 2024 primary season, a public interview with U.S. Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN). The event will take place Monday, January 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm at Temple Beth Abraham, 4 Raymond St. in Nashua. Rep. Phillips will be speaking with Rabbi Jonathan Spira-Savett (Jewish), Rev. Allison Palm (Unitarian Universalist), and Rev. Michael Reinke (Episcopal).

How To Be President: Transforming How We Learn About Candidates By Asking Better Questions was launched in New Hampshire in 2015 by members of the clergy of many faiths in and around Nashua. We are convinced that candidates for president ought to be able to speak to citizens about questions such as:

How does one person go about holding the power of life and death, in familiar places and all over the world?

What is it like to try to be a person of integrity in a role where moral ambiguity and sheer uncertainty are pervasive? 

How does one deal with regular failure and partial success, while sustaining the ego necessary to be the leader of a nation and of the free world? 

These are some of the things a person seeking to be president of the United States has to prepare for. They are at the core of how to be person who is president and how to do the job of president. Campaigns should probe these matters and encourage candidates and citizens to probe them. Yet campaigns rarely do.

How To Be President is our effort to change that. We want questions like these to be pervasive in the campaign leading to the election of a president in 2024. We are going to start by making sure that no serious candidate for the office can campaign in southern New Hampshire without answering questions like these. 

The public and the media are invited, regardless of political involvement or affiliation. The event is free of charge and no advance registration is required.

If you are interested in more information about the event or the project, or if you represent a candidate for president and want to discuss scheduling, contact Rabbi Jonathan Spira-Savett, info@howtobepresident.org.