Political Engagement for Young Professionals
Date(s) - 06/19/2012
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Chautauqua Dining Hall
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Boulder 2140 will be hosting a Political Engagement for Young Professionals at the Chatuaqua Dining Hall, a Boulder tradition since 1898. The event will take place on Tuesday evening, June 19th from 5:30-8:30pm.
The event will be in the form of a moderated debate with speakers representing 3 viewpoints – Democrat, Republican, and Libertarian.
Of course, there will be great opportunities to network with your fellow professionals and your ticket price includes heavy appetizers and 2 drink tickets (beer).
Topics to be discussed will be varied, and will largely depend on audience participation. A few hot-button items include Healthcare, GMO’s, gay marriage, pro life vs pro choice, Foreign Policy, Immigration, Education, National Debt crisis, the Job Market, a New Energy Economy, and whatever else YOU want to hear about.
It will be a lively discussion with 3 passionate, local, political figures and an audience of Boulder’s most engaged young professionals and concerned citizens alike. All are welcome.
Cost: $35 members, $40 non-members until June 18th, $40 day of event, includes 2 drinks (beer) and heavy appetizers
Not a 2140 Member? Buy membership for $99 and get the event at the Member rate.
Over $500 in door prizes will be raffled off to attendees, including a spa treatment from the Spa at St Julien, a gift card from Pizzeria Locale, gift certificates to a local brewery, and many more! If you are not already registered to vote, make sure to stop by the voter registration table hosted by New Era Colorado.
5:30 – 6:15 – Network! Apps and drinks to be served
6:15 – 6:30 – Introduction to 2140 and the Speakers
6:30 – 8:00 – Debate moderated by Andy Boian
8:00 – 8:30 – Network, meet the speakers
Moderator -Andy Boian (founder & chief executive officer at Dovetail Solutions). A Denver native, Andy is passionate about the integration of business and community. In 2005 he founded dovetail solutions, a company that maximizes its clients’ branding, public relations and marketing efforts by bringing together the public, private, political and community sectors. Andy is a natural “connector,” a term coined in The Tipping Point by author Malcolm Gladwell. Andy has effectively parlayed this skill into his professional life.
Speaker - Joseph Neguse Democrat -2nd Congressional District (Current Term 2009-2015, Democrat) University of Colorado Regent Joseph Neguse is a CU alumnus and civic leader who has spent years advocating for public higher education. A Democrat, he was elected in 2008 to the CU Board of Regents to represent Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. Neguse is one of the youngest public officials in the state, and was presented the “Rising Star Award” by the Colorado Democratic Party in 2010. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Audit Committee; his six-year term ends in January 2015.
Speaker - Tom Janich - Republican. Tom Janich was born and raised in Adams County and is married with two great kids. His work experience includes warehouse management, real estate sales and appraisal and positions as a firefighter, EMT, and Haz-Mat –Technician. He is said to be the most fiscally conservative elected official in Adams County “saving taxpayers millions in unwanted tax increases and [I] have the battle scars to prove it.” He has 20 years of public service on local government committees, councils, boards, and community organizations. Among many things, Tom believes
- in capitalism not socialism
- in free markets not non-productive government regulations
- in less government not more welfare and entitlement programs
- that we need to return to patriotic and moral values,
- marriage is between a man and woman
Speaker- Kevin Hotaling - Libertarian (29, City Council Candidate, District Captain – Boulder GOP, Founder – Front Range of Freedom)
- Co-founder, Aktion Lab Web Development
- 2009 and 2011 Candidate, Boulder City Council
- Arts and Crafts Director, Colorado Young Americans for Liberty
- Founder and Director of Messaging, Front Range of Freedom
Kevin Hotaling is a web design, development and marketing consultant from Boulder, CO. He’s been volunteering part-time for the Ron Paul campaign since 2007 and has held a variety of leadership roles in the Campaign for Liberty and Young Americans for Liberty. He also ran for Boulder City Council in both 2009 and 2011. Most recently, he founded the Front Range of Freedom, a coalition of Colorado Liberty organizations, and hosted the first annual Front Range of Freedom Conference.