Press Release: Oct. 20, 2020

A Starting Point, BridgeUSA to Co-Host a National, Bipartisan Student Discussion

Oct. 20, 2020

San Francisco, CAA Starting Point (ASP) and BridgeUSA have partnered with university systems across the nation to offer college students a unique forum to exchange their thoughts on the election and hear from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle about today’s issues.

During a one-hour, live-streamed event on November 10, attendees will hear from congressional leaders about college affordability and watch a debate on if we should eliminate the electoral college. Attendees will also join smaller discussion groups selected for their ideological and regional diversity, to engage in a BridgeUSA moderated discussion about the election. 

“As young people, we know that the 2020 election will have significant implications for our futures, and we are coming together as a generation to discuss what happens next,” said Manu Meel, CEO of BridgeUSA. “The Post-Election Discussion will provide a starting point for young people to bridge their differences, connect with students across the country, and practice constructive political discourse.”

“ASP is excited to work with BridgeUSA to help further our commitment to connecting young Americans with their elected officials,” said Mark Kassen, co-founder of ASP.

This student-focused forum provides a constructive venue for students to hear from elected officials on both sides of the political aisle, then understand each other’s positions, learn from different perspectives, and ultimately identify common ground upon which progress can be built. 


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