From Seattle City Club
Ensuring a broad cross-section of Washingtonians have the opportunity to participate in upcoming debates, the Washington State Debate Coalition will hold debates in Seattle, Spokane, Pasco and Redmond this fall.
Mon, Sept 26 – Seattle University, 8 p.m. PT (Gubernatorial)
Sun, Oct 16 – Gonzaga University, 7 p.m. PT (Senate)
Wed, Oct 19 – Columbia Basin College, 8 p.m. PT (Gubernatorial)
Sun, Oct 23 – Microsoft, 7 p.m. PT (Senate)
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Seattle University (Seattle), Gonzaga University, Washington State University-Spokane, Eastern Washington University, Community Colleges of Spokane, Whitworth University (Spokane), Columbia Basin College, Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC), Tri-City Herald, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Visit Tri-Cities (Tri-Cities) and Microsoft (Redmond) will host a debate for Governor or U.S. Senator in their communities.
Registration information will be announced soon.
For more information, contact Allie Lindsay Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.682.7395.
“Seattle University’s Jesuit education places a high value on civic engagement and a robust exchange of ideas, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with organizations in our city and region who value the same. It is a particular honor to host a debate as we celebrate our 125th year of empowering leaders for a just and humane world.”
– Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., Seattle University president
“Gonzaga University is honored to partner with our regional higher education colleagues to host a 2016 gubernatorial or senatorial debate as part of the inaugural Washington State Debate Coalition. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, our educational mission is, in part, to foster an environment where students and our community can experience a wide range of ideas, seek truth that promotes justice and actively participate in the betterment of our society. Hosting a non-partisan debate of future leaders of our region and country contributes to the fulfillment of this mission.”
– Thayne McCulloh, Gonzaga University president
“The Tri-Cities is a rapidly growing and evolving community that will play a role in shaping Washington’s future. It’s great that the Washington State Debate Coalition, in recognition of that, has selected us to host this debate. The Herald is proud to partner with them, the chamber and CBC to make that happen.”
– Gregg McConnell, Tri-City Herald publisher