BENEFITING: KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART
oung Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), Knoxville Overground (KO), Young Professional Democrats of East Tennessee, and the Knox County Young Republican Federation present the following free event for young Knoxvillians and the young at heart:
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MAYORAL DEBATE & A POLITICAL SYMPOSIUM FOR YOUNG KNOXVILLIANS at the KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART on TUESDAY, AUGUST 30th from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM.
6:30 PM — doors open at KMA (cash bar and complementary appetizers provided)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM — meet and greet with candidates at political symposium (City Council, State Senate, Mayoral, et al groups).
7:30 PM — presentation/skit in the KMA auditorium about "what a City government does."
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM — Knoxville mayoral debate in KMA auditorium, moderated by WBIR-TV 10's Erin Donovan (aka Darin' Erin).
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM — Networking
After the doors open at 6:30pm, come and mingle with City Council, State Senate, and City mayoral candidates at their information booths. (At the time of this event posting, over 90% of all candidates have confirmed they will be attending. See below on this event's facebook wall for a complete listing.)
Representatives from The Republican Party, the Democratic Party, the Tea Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Green Party will also be in attendance distributing literature and answering questions in the main hall downstairs.
An entertaining, interactive presentation will begin in the auditorium around 7:30pm "explaining key facts and the responsibilities of City government."
Starting at around 8pm, a debate will commence in the auditorium with all of the mayoral candidates: Bo Bennett, Ivan Harmon, Joe Hultquist, Mark Padgett, and Madeline Rogero. WBIR TV-10's Erin Donavan will be moderating the debate while the audience will be encouraged to ask questions using a "hashtag" via twitter. (We'll also be announcing the live webcast (video) of the event the day of thereby allowing those who can't attend to still participate.)
This event is being sponsored by a community of young business owners in Knoxville. It is being co-hosted by volunteers from the aforementioned organizations on the co-host committee. No endorsements of any of the candidates in attendance are intended nor implied by the involvement of either the co-host committee or our sponsors. We are making every effort to make this a nonpartisan, educational, and energizing evening that inspires more young Knoxvillians (and the young at heart) to vote in the City elections.
All comments and suggestions are more than welcome on the facebook wall of this event! Additionally, please let us know if you require any special accommodations and we will do our best to serve you.
See you there!