Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Join?

The Coalition includes former public officials, nonpartisan organizations, colleges and universities and media partners. Although they come from all areas of the state (urban and rural Washington; eastern, western and central Washington), all Coalition members believe the need has never been greater for civic engagement that brings Washingtonians together. They see it as their responsibility to help inform public policy decisions and to create a transparent and civil process for the election of the leaders of our state.

Is there anything like this Coalition elsewhere?

The Washington State Debate Coalition was inspired by the work of the Commission on Presidential Debates and Indiana Debate Commission, but it is unique in its breadth of membership and working partnerships between civic and media organizations. The Coalition strives to create a solution that is uniquely tailored to Washington State voters and in line with Washington State’s values.

Questions About Hosting a Debate or Joining the Coalition:

Contact Allie Lindsay Johnson

Media Inquiries:

Contact Everett Lawson