See Where Presidential Candidates Stand — Play Debate Bingo with AAUW!

AAUW and AAUW Action Fund present 2016 presidential debate bingo (#AAUWdebates)
September 07, 2016


The AAUW Action Fund’s It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard voter education and turnout campaign represents an unprecedented investment in making women’s voices heard in the 2016 election. Follow the AAUW Action Fund on Twitter for the latest updates!

Now that both political parties have held their conventions and have their nominees, it’s time for both candidates to show the American people where they stand on important issues. The presidential nominees will meet for a series of three debates, and their vice presidential running mates will participate in their own debate.

This year, we’re proud to announce a new debate bingo feature: interactive bingo cards! You now have the option of either downloading and printing out your bingo cards (great for a large group!) or playing online with our brand new interactive bingo cards! It’s as easy as click, click, BINGO!

Presidential Debate Bingo (2016) card thumbnail

Debates offer an opportunity for voters to see where candidates stand on issues. It’s a chance to see candidates speak off the cuff, without the prepared remarks and teleprompters, and defend their plans for our country. As in past election years, AAUW will be watching to find out candidates’ plans to address policies affecting women and girls like equal paycampus sexual assaultcollege affordabilitypaid leaveSTEM representation, and others.

But because you’re doing such important work holding the candidates accountable for their stances on women’s issues — and because it’s always more fun to play with friends — we hope you’ll tweet your progress and a picture of your winning card with hashtag #AAUWDebates. We’ll be watching and even awarding some prizes! Make sure to follow @AAUWActionFund as we live tweet every debate.

By the end of the debates, we’ll not only have some bingo winners but also a better sense of where both candidates stand on issues important to advancing equity for women and girls. Good luck to us all!

2016 Debate Schedule

September 26

Moderator: Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC), Anchor, NBC Nightly News
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

October 4

Vice Presidential Debate
Moderator: Elaine Quijano (@Elaine_Quijano), Anchor, CBSN and Correspondent, CBS News
Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

October 9

Moderators: Martha Raddatz (@MarthaRaddatz), Correspondent and Co-anchor of This Week, ABC and Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

October 19

Moderator: Chris Wallace (@foxnewssunday), Anchor, Fox News Sunday
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

Amy Becker By:   |   September 07, 2016


  1. Avatar Mary Smith says:

    Are all four bingo cards to be used for each debate OR are the individual cards meant one for each debate? I’d like to write a newsletter article for our branch (now affiliate) to get them interested in using the bingo cards but I really need more information on how to use them. Come on, give us more info-the first debate is next week.

    • Avatar Peggy Woods-Clark says:

      Mary, all four cards may be used during each debate. The cards are not unique to any of the individual debates but are a random arrangement of a set pool of terms/issues we want to hear the candidates discuss. Please be sure and tweet your progress during the debates and tweet a picture of any winning cards with the hashtag #AAUWDebates. We’ll be live tweeting via @AAUWActionFund and looking for players to award prizes. Have fun and tweet @AAUWActionFund or @AAUW about what you are looking forward to in the debates.

  2. Avatar Diane Mettam says:

    So how do we play? Mark a spot when the subject is discussed? Mark with a red marker if Trump brings it up or a blue marker if Clinton raises it? I just want to keep it fair!

    • Avatar Peggy Woods-Clark says:

      Diane, red and blue chips are a fun idea for marking your board(s). I’m thinking about using red and blue M&Ms so I can play and then enjoy eating my bingo chips later. But you can play any way you prefer. It’s all fair and all in good fun!

      — have one board for each candidate to see which candidate addresses AAUW issues and gets to BINGO faster
      — use one board and see which topics are collectively discussed
      — play all four boards at one time to improve your chances of winning
      — forget to print out a board? We’ll have online interactive options available for you to play on debate night. Just check back on this page for updates.

      Be sure and tweet your progress during the debates and tweet a picture of any winning cards with the hashtag #AAUWDebates. We’ll be live tweeting via @AAUWActionFund and looking for players to award prizes.

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