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APIAVote is an official community partner with the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates.
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HOST A DEBATE WATCH TODAY! ITS EASY!
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- Host it at a your home, a local business, restaurant, home, library, or community center
- Invite friends and family. You can lead it yourself or ask someone else to serve as the discussion leader. You can make it as small and intimate or as large as you want to.
- Host a campus-wide DebateWatch party by viewing a debate on a large screen or multiple televisions. Then, break into smaller groups of 6-12 to talk about candidates and issues. Solicit local pizza places or restaurants to provide free food. Encourage your teachers to make DebateWatch a class project. You can watch the debates at home and then discuss them in school the next day. Or, record the debates, watch them in class, and then discuss them.
- Encourage professors or Asian American Studies departments to incorporate DebateWatch into their curricula (via group projects, political awareness efforts, etc.), particularly in required, high-enrollment courses.
- Merge DebateWatch into existing voter education drives and integrate DebateWatch into efforts to recruit and engage first-time voters.
- Invite local reporters to report on these events. They offer unfiltered citizen opinion and insight about the debates and policy issues. DebateWatch can strengthen your organization by offering media opportunities, allowing you to involve members of your organization in a discussion of the election, and giving you a chance to share your reactions via the DebateWatch feedback form.
- Once you have hosted one, ask a community member to host the next debate watch. These community debate watches provide the benefits of making informed decisions while connecting with their community.