Election season is here and the choices we make will have a big impact on our state and the nation’s future. A panel of regional journalists join us for a preview of what’s at stake on the November ballot. Plus, we take a deep dive into the politics behind the quest for disability rights in the workplace. An issue often overlooked but one that truly affects all of us.


Segment 1 – Election Preview

  • Carlton Winfrey, Seattle Times
  • Melissa Santos, AXIOS
  • Joseph O’Sullivan, Crosscut

Segment 2 – Disability Rights in the Workplace

  • Chris Brandt, CEO, AtWork!
  • Steve Nelson, Sr. Diversity Equity and Inclusion Specialist, Alaska Airlines


  • Monica Guzman, Journalist and Author

About Civic Cocktail

Civic Cocktail connects elected and community leaders with the public for lively conversations about important issues facing our region. Whether you’re new to the Pacific Northwest, a self-described “civic nerd,” or looking to meet people engaged in their communities, your evening at this beloved program is sure to be friendly, fun, and fascinating. Civic Cocktail’s welcoming and conversational tone is inspired by our Dialogue Across Differences initiative. We hope you can join in person, where the conversation happens over tasty bites and festive libations, but you can still enjoy the experience wherever you are by watching virtually.

More Event Information

  • This event is filmed for both livestream and recording.
  • Doors open at 5:30 pm at KCTS9 Studio
  • Formal program begins at 6:30 pm (for both virtual and in-person audiences).
  • There will be an approximately 15 minute break between the first and second segment.
  • Attendees will be able to submit questions via their smartphones during the event.

About Seattle CityClub

Seattle CityClub is a 40-year-old nonpartisan, civics-focused nonprofit, providing a platform for insightful and educational conversations that include a diverse range of perspectives.

About Crosscut

Crosscut.com is a nonprofit, publicly supported newsroom. It is part of Cascade Public Media, which also owns and operates KCTS 9, Seattle’s PBS station. Cascade Public Media serves the Pacific Northwest and its mission is to inspire a smarter world by committing to exceptional public television programming and local public interest journalism.

Covid-19 guidelines

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