Rainier Avenue Radio is hosting a series of debates with candidates from Federal, Statewide, Congressional, Legislative, and Superior/Supreme Court Justice races. Debates will cover a combination of topics in response to issues deemed important to our communities, and specific issues that impact South Seattle residents. The Rainier Avenue Radio debate "rules" will give candidates a time limit for questions, answers and rebuttals as well as the opportunity for brief open and closing statements. 

The general public will also have opportunity to submit questions to the moderators prior to debates. 

Moderator panelists include Rainier Avenue Radio on-air personalities, local journalists, business leaders, community leaders, activists, local media, and concerned citizens.

RainierAvenueRadio.world is also broadcasting Forums and Debates from partners, including the Gubernatorial Debate, and three Black Candidate Forums (King, Pierce, Snohomish Counties) hosted by The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle.

Community members will be able to watch and listen LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.  You can also watch videos after the broadcast on our YouTube Channel.

 

RAR Community Election Connection is powered by The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences

Student Election Connection

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Please provide information with these links OR email rainieravenueradio.world@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY ELECTION CONNECTION EVENTS

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WATCH CANDIDATE DEBATE:  Supreme Court Justice Pos 6

 

Monday October 5, 2020. 5-6pm
Justice G. Helen Whitener  V  Richard S. Serns 

Moderators:
Monique Le, host of Afternoons with Monique
Paul Scheiderman, host of Sports & Stuff

WATCH Introduction to the Washington State Debate Coalition

Tuesday October 6, 2020. 5-6pm

Host Tony B: Guest Whitney Keyes, Seattle City Club

WATCH Washington State's Gubernatorial Debate

Wednesday October 7, 2020. 8pm

Republican challenger Loren Culp V Democratic incumbent Jay Inslee

Presented by TVW and the Seattle City Club. Moderated by Chris Daniels of King 5, Brandi Kruse of Q 13, Essex Porter of Kiro 7, and Melissa Santos of KCTS 9 and Crosscut.

Presented as a part of Rainier Avenue Radio's Community Election Connection for the 2020 General Election. #vote2020 #vote #Debates2020 #election2020 #washingtonstate #LIVE #SEATTLE

WATCH Pierce County Black Candidate Forum

Thursday October 8th, 2020.  6-8pm PT

"Come join the Urban League of Metropolitan, Byrd Barr Place, NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Inc. for our first Black candidate forum. We will be speaking with the Black candidates in Pierce County, Marilyn Strickland, Melanie Morgan and T’wina Nobles to learn about their journey running for office and their ideas for Washington families in DC or Olympia. The moderator will be Tacoma Mayor, Victoria Woodards.
Please come with questions and learn more about running for office and how representation matters.
This is a part of the This Person Votes campaign at ULMS. To find our voter guide and register to vote go to www.urbanleague.org.  Your Voice and your vote matters. This is a bipartisan event and is not endorsing any of the candidates."

WATCH King County Black Candidate Forum

Tuesday October 13th, 2020.  6-8pm PT
#Live on RainierAvenueRadio.world. 

"Come join the Urban League of Metropolitan, Byrd Barr Place, NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Inc. for our first Black candidate forum.
We will be speaking with the Black candidates in King County, Sherae Lascelles, Kirsten Harris-Talley, Chukundi Salisbury, David Hackney, Debra Entenman, Jamila Taylor, and Jesse Johnson.
The forum will be moderated by Logic Amen and Kela Hall
Please come with questions and learn more about running for office and how representation matters.
This is a part of the This Person Votes campaign at ULMS. To find our voter guide and register to vote go to www.urbanleague.org
Your Voice and your vote matters. This is a bipartisan event and is not endorsing any of the candidates."

WATCH CANDIDATE DEBATE: US Representative Congressional District 9

Wednesday October 14, 2020.  6-7pm
Adam Smith  V. Doug Basler 

Community members will be able to watch and listen LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.

WATCH A Conversation with King County Elections Director, Julie Wise

Thursday October 15, 2020.  5-6pm

Community members will be able to watch LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.

WATCH CANDIDATE DEBATE Supreme Court Justice Pos 3

Friday October 16, 2020.  5-6pm
Judge Dave Larson   V   Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis

Community members will be able to watch and listen LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.

WATCH  CANDIDATE DEBATE LD 37 State Rep Pos 2 - Salisbury v Harris-Talley

Monday October 19, 2020.  7-8pm
Chukundi Salisbury  V.  Kirsten Harris-Talley

 

Community Partner: Atlantic Street Center

Community members will be able to watch and listen LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.

WATCH  Snohomish County Black Candidate Forum

Tuesday October 20th, 2020.  6-8pm PT
"Come join the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Byrd Barr Place, NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Inc. for our first Black candidate forum. We will be speaking with the Black candidates in Snohomish County, April Berg, Eric Brown and Shirley Sutton. Please come with questions and learn more about running for office and how representation matters.
This is a part of the This Person Votes campaign at ULMS. To find our voter guide and register to vote go to www.urbanleague.org
Your Voice and your vote matters. This is a bipartisan event and is not endorsing any of the candidates."

#Live on RainierAvenueRadio.world.

WATCH CANDIDATE DEBATE: Lieutenant Governor

by Washington State Debate Coalition

Thursday October 22, 2020
8-9pm (following final Presidential Debate)
Denny Heck (D) and Marko Liias (D)

The lieutenant governorship in Washington is a four-year term.

 

Community members will be able to watch and listen LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.

 

About the Washington State Debate Coalition

The Washington State Debate Coalition was founded by Seattle CityClub in 2016 to enhance Washingtonians’ access to those who hold and seek our state’s highest elected offices. With 1,800 debate attendees and over 1 million viewers on TV/online in its inaugural year, the Coalition created a solution that tapped into a strong public desire across the state for direct access to candidates.

WATCH CANDIDATE DEBATE:  Superintendent of Public Instruction

Friday October 23, 2020. 6-7pm

CANDIDATES Maia Espinoza V Chris Reykdal

Community members will be able to watch and listen LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.

Submit questions to rainieravenueradio.world@gmail.com

WATCH CANDIDATE DEBATE: US Representative Congressional District 2

Monday October 26, 2020.  6-7pm

Rick Larsen V Tim Hazelo

Community members will be able to watch and listen LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.

Submit questions to rainieravenueradio.world@gmail.com

WATCH CANDIDATE DEBATE LD 37 State Rep Pos 1 - Tomiko Santos V Stafford

Thursday October 29, 2020.  7-8pm

Sharon Tomiko Santos  V. John Stafford

Community members will be able to watch and listen LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.

WATCH Washington Referendum 90 Debate: The Sex Education in Public Schools Measure

Friday October 30, 2020
5-6pm
Approve90WA.org v ParentsforSafeSchools.com

Washington Referendum 90, the Sex Education in Public Schools Measure, is on the ballot in Washington as a veto referendum on November 3, 2020.

A vote to approve Referendum 90 supports allowing Senate Bill 5395 to take effect, thereby requiring public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education for all students and requiring students to be excused if requested by their parents.

A vote to reject Referendum 90 opposes allowing Senate Bill 5395 to take effect, thereby not requiring that public schools provide comprehensive sexual health education to all students.

CANDIDATE DEBATE King County Superior Court Judge, Position 13

Friday October 30, 2020.  7-8pm
Hillary Madsen
  V  Andrea Robertson
Community members will be able to watch and listen LIVE on the Rainier Avenue Radio app or on Facebook, and to listen at www.RainierAvenueRadio.World, on TuneIn or Alexa.