Partnership with the Commission on Presidential Debates dates back to 1996
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, October 11, 2019 – The Anheuser-Busch Foundation announced today that it will be returning as a sponsor of the general election presidential debates. The announcement follows the news of the 2020 general election debate locations released today by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
“As an industry leader we are committed to playing an active role in strengthening our communities and our democracy,” said Cesar Vargas, Anheuser-Busch U.S. Chief External Affairs Officer. “The Anheuser-Busch Foundation’s sponsorship of the presidential debates is one of the ways that we support our democratic process and drive participation in elections.”
Since 2016 Anheuser-Busch has supported a number of events under their “Brew Democracy” initiative that aims to bring the nation’s political leaders together. The Anheuser-Busch Brew Across America Congressional Brewing Competition, now in its fourth year, has brought 30 members of Congress together at 20 different Anheuser-Busch breweries to learn about the more than 2.1 million jobs the beer industry creates in the U.S. while learning to brew beer with local ingredients.
“We are grateful for the Anheuser-Busch Foundation's long-standing support of the Commission on Presidential Debates' mission of civic engagement, "said Commission on Presidential Debates Co-Chair Frank Fahrenkopf.
For over 20 years, Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have worked to bring people together for a better America. The partnership between the Foundation and the Commission on Presidential Debates dates back to 1996.
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For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 14 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.