A Great Debate

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, millions watched the 2014 Florida Gubernatorial Debate at Broward College. Held in the recently renovated Bailey Hall — which originally opened 35 years ago this month —  the debate was carried live on TV, the web and radio across Florida and the country.

Click here to watch videos from debate day, look at media coverage, rewatch the debate online and more!

This blog was a part of the debate for updates on the event and related events happening at Broward College.

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CNN’s Candy Crowley to Speak at Broward College on the Importance of Debates in American Politics

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CNN’s Candy Crowley to Speak at Broward College on the Importance of Debates in American Politics

            
            FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 3, 2014) – 
Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent and anchor of “State of the Union with Candy Crowley,” will meet with Broward College students, faculty and staff on Friday, October 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Broward College’s Bailey Hall, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie, Building 4, to discuss the history and importance of debates in the American political process. Media are invited to attend. This event requires working media to RSVP for a confirmed seat. Please contact Tina David at 954-201-7510 or tdavid@broward.edu to reserve a seat. 

            In her role as chief political correspondent, Crowley covers a broad range of stories, including presidential, congressional and gubernatorial races, and major legislative developments on Capitol Hill. She has covered the presidential campaigns of Pat Buchanan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Howard Dean, Bob Dole, Jesse Jackson, Edward Kennedy, John Kerry, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, among others. Since the presidential nomination of Jimmy Carter, Crowley has covered all but one of the national political conventions. She was also granted an exclusive sit-down interview with President George W. Bush days before he left office.
            Sponsored in part by Leadership Broward and the Broward College Foundation, this event is part of a series of civic engagement events hosted by Broward College, titled “Educate, Engage, Enrich Florida.” The events cover a series of topics, including education, healthcare, environmental politics, energy policy, equity, women’s rights issues and much more, and coincide with the 2014 Florida Gubernatorial Debate at Broward College, which will take place on Wednesday, October 15, at Broward College’s Bailey Hall, also located on Central Campus.

            For a complete list of “Educate, Engage, Enrich Florida” events, visit www.nextflgov.com or www.broward.edu/debateFor the latest updates on the 2014 Gubernatorial Debate at Broward College, follow #NextFLGov on Facebook and Twitter.  

 

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About Broward College:

Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.

Florida Senator Eleanor Sobel to Moderate Town Hall Meeting at Broward College on the Legalization of Medical Marijuana

Florida Senator Eleanor Sobel to Moderate Town Hall Meeting at Broward College on the Legalization of Medical Marijuana

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (September 12, 2014) – Florida Senator Eleanor Sobel will moderate a town hall meeting about Amendment 2, the legalization of medical marijuana, on Tuesday, September 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Judson A. Samuels South Campus Performing and Cultural Arts Center, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines.

 This event, which is free and open to the public, coincides with the gubernatorial debate taking place at Broward College in October, and will bring together two organizations, United for Care and Drug Free Florida, as they debate their reasons for and against the legalization of medical marijuana in the State. Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes will also give a presentation about the changes to voting rights in Florida.

            “We are excited to collaborate with Senator Sobel and Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to raise awareness about key issues and the importance of voting,” said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. “Not only are we exposing our students and the community to issues, we are preparing them with the knowledge they need to make educated decisions in the upcoming election.”
            Attendees can expect to hear discussion of the potential windfall of sales and tax revenues, as well as the benefits for Floridians suffering should medical marijuana legalization be expanded. Arguments by the side opposing Amendment 2 are anticipated to include information about the detrimental effects of using marijuana, including the fact that many consider it to be a gateway drug. 
                Supervisor of Elections Snipes, who is committed to improving voter education, awareness and outreach, will provide information, and voter registration forms will be available onsite for those interested in registering.
                Sobel, who is a Democratic member of the Florida Senate, represents District 33, which includes Cooper City, Dania Beach, Davie, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Plantation and Miramar. 

                For a complete list of “Educate, Engage, Enrich Florida” events, voter registration drives and debate watch parties, visit www.nextflgov.com or www.broward.edu/debateFor the latest updates on the 2014 gubernatorial debate at Broward College follow #NextFLGov on Facebook and Twitter.  

 

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About Broward College:


Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit 
www.broward.edu.