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Make Your Voice Heard!: Youth Town Hall and Pizza! Monday, May 2nd!

Submitted by Caterina Rost on May 2, 2016 - 10:23am

The Carlson Center is partnering with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation to provide space for young adults to remotely participate in an upcoming Youth Town Hall focused on discussing issues of importance to young people in the upcoming election season:  

You are invited to participate!

Youth Town Hall

Monday, May 2 – 3:00 – 5:30 PST

Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 320

Want to make your voice heard on issues that are pressing to you and the community? Do you want to engage with other young adults around the country around your priorities in the upcoming election?


The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation will convene a Youth Town Hall with young adults ahead of the general election. The program will take place in the Institute’s full-scale replica of the U.S. Senate Chamber in Boston, Massachusetts before an audience of approximately 350 young working adults and university students. The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to host a remote group of participants from the University of Washington, and we would love for you join us! The interactive viewing party and discussion will take place in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 320 on Monday, May 2 beginning at 3:00 PM.

During the program, a moderator will lead a discussion among the young adult participants about the vision they have for their communities and the country, priorities they believe candidates should have, and their level of civic engagement. The program will alternate between polling on tablets and live, unfiltered conversation. The Institute will live-stream the session and virtually integrate participants from remote locations including Washington, DC, and Seattle, Washington, who can take the polls simultaneously. After the discussion, the Institute plans to share the youth’s priorities with both parties ahead of the presidential town hall scheduled for the fall.

Space is limited! RSVP today to Pizza will be provided! Further details will be confirmed to participants prior to the event. Questions about the event can be sent to

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