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March 2018

Spring Fellows – Weekend Six

March 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our sixth weekend begins with Ralph Mitchell.  Ralph is Chairman of the Board and co-founder of Nehemiah—The Leadership Company.  He will lead us in a thought-provoking and perhaps not always a comfortable exploration of diversity and politics in North Carolina.  This session will touch on some of the most difficult and potentially sensitive areas in contemporary American politics.  Some of the exercises will force you to make tough choices and to articulate your views and why you have them.  The…

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Spring Fellows – Weekend Six

March 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Chip Scholz will lead us in his session on “Vision and Values.” He will ask you to examine what your vision is for yourself in public service and how it is impacted by your personal values. In the afternoon, the Fellows will join the Leadership Council for their annual meeting and luncheon, and welcome Dr. Omar Ali, Dean of the International Honors School at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As we know, the unaffiliated voter or “Independent” is…

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NC IOPL Alumni Continuing Education – “Polling”

March 24, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
High Point University, 1 University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268 United States
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This module is led by Martin Kifer, Associate Professor and Director of the HPU Survey Research Center. Polling is both art and science, Martin will lead us through some of the “science” of polling, and then through some of the artful and strategic applications to the current political climate. There are many pitfalls in a complex campaign environment. Too much or too little reliance on polling represent additional pitfalls. The understanding of polling—even if only a basic understanding will make…

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September 2018

Hometown Debates: Change process to fill judiciary vacancies

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meroney Theatre, 213 S Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144 United States
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Our 2018 series will feature four of the proposed six amendments to the state Constitution. Once again, the debates will be moderated by Loretta Boniti from Spectrum News. Panelists will include elected officials and public policy leaders. - September 25 in Salisbury at the Meroney Theatre - Change process to fill judiciary vacancies

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October 2018

Hometown Debates: Require voters to present a picture ID before voting

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts of the Pamilco Historic Turnage Theatre, 150 West Main Street
Washington, NC 27889 United States
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Our 2018 series will feature four of the proposed six amendments to the state Constitution. Once again, the debates will be moderated by Loretta Boniti from Spectrum News. Panelists will include elected officials and public policy leaders. October 3 in Washington at the Arts of the Pamlico’s Historic Turnage Theatre – Require voters to present a picture ID before voting  

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Hometown Debates: Increase legislative control over appointments to bipartisan elections and ethics board

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Clayton center, 111 East 2nd Street
Clayton, NC 27520 United States
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Our 2018 series will feature four of the proposed six amendments to the state Constitution. Once again, the debates will be moderated by Loretta Boniti from Spectrum News. Panelists will include elected officials and public policy leaders. October 9 in Clayton at the Clayton Center – Increase legislative control over appointments to bipartisan elections and ethics board

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September 2019

2019 Hometown Debate-Lexington

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
J.Smith Young YMCA, 119 West Third St.
Lexington, NC 27292 United States
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Join IOPL and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce for a debate on Medicaid Expansion and Medicaid Transformation in North Carolina. Doors open at 6:30. This event is free to the public. Panelists include: Wayne Goodwin, NC Democratic Party Chairman Nelson Dollar, Former NC House Representative Brendan Riley, NC Justice Center Senior Policy Analyst Roy Lenardson, The Foundation for Government Accountability Government Affairs Driector Spectrum's Loretta Boniti will moderate the debate

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October 2019

2019 Hometown Debates- Salisbury

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St, NC
Salisbury, NC 28144 United States
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Join IOPL and the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce for a debate on health insurance access, affordability, and cost. This event is free to the public. Doors open at 6 pm. Scheduled Panelists include: State Representative Carla Cunningham (D- Mecklenburg) Former State Representative Bill Brawley (R- Mecklenburg) Jordan Roberts, John Locke Foundation Health Care Policy Analyst Brendan Riley, NC Justice Center Senior Policy Analyst   2019 Hometown Debates Series Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield NC The North Carolina Rural Center…

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2019 Hometown Debate- Greenville

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Carolina University, 501 East 10th Street
Greenville, NC 27858 United States
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Join IOPL and the Greenville Pitt County Chamber of Commerce for a debate on how to improve health care access in rural areas. Doors at ECU's Black Box Theater will open at 6:00 pm. This event is free to the public. Panelists scheduled to appear include: State Senator Jim Perry (R- Lenoir) State Senator Don Davis (D- Greene) Tina Gordon, NC Nurses Association Dr. Chelley Alexander, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine   2019 Hometown Debates Series Sponsors:…

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2019 Hometown Debate- Henderson

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center, 200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27536 United States
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Join IOPL and the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce for a debate on on delivery of medical services. Doors at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center open at 6 pm. Scheduled Participants include: State Representative MaryAnn Black (D-Durham) State Representative Donna White (R-Johnston) Jordan Roberts, John Locke Foundation Greg Griggs, NC Academy of Family Physicians 2019 Hometown Debates Series Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield NC The North Carolina Rural Center The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina The NC Association of Health…

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