NAHB will co-sponsor virtual town hall events with the presidential candidates. These events, or “teleforums,” will provide NAHB members with an opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask them questions via telephone. All NAHB members are invited to participate. The following candidates have been invited to participate:

  • President Barack Obama
  • Governor Mitt Romney
  • Governor Rick Perry
  • Congressman Ron Paul 
  • Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
  • Speaker Newt Gingrich
  • Businessman Herman Cain
Ron Paul teleforum is Thursday, October 13
Are you a Ron Paul fan?  The first confirmed teleforum will be with Representative Ron Paul on Thursday, October 13, at approximately 2:00 p.m. EST. You must sign up immediately (by 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 12) if you want to participate in the first teleforum. Simply fill out the registration form at this link. You will need to provide us with a valid telephone number at which you can be contacted when the event begins.

Join the teleforum at the HBA of Greenville Office
The first teleforum will be aired at the HBA of Greenville Office on Thursday, October 13.  If you would like to join the teleforum there, simply click on this link to register.  We will email you when we have a confirmed time for the teleforum.  You will have the added bonus of helping HBA staff prepare a mailing while you participate in the teleforum!

How it will work
Due to last-minute changes in the candidates’ schedules, all teleforum times are approximate. Registrants for the first event with Ron Paul will receive an email on the day of that event, letting you know roughly what time to expect the call that will connect you. Should you miss the initial call, please be patient, as you will be called back. Each teleforum event will last roughly 45 to 60 minutes, and you will receive instructions on how to submit a question to the candidate once you are connected. Please keep in mind that only a limited number of questions can be taken in each teleforum due to time constraints. Also bear in mind that, if you do not wish to participate in a certain teleforum, all you need to do is hang up when the operator calls you. 
We expect more candidates to soon confirm times in which they can participate in a teleforum event. You will be notified of each subsequently scheduled teleforum as soon as that information is available. 
NAHB Policy on Presidential Elections
Consistent with our policy, NAHB is not endorsing any presidential candidate. We are simply providing a channel through which the candidates can talk with our members, and vice-versa. It is up to each of our members to decide whether he or she will participate in any of the calls that will be taking place.