Election Debates

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These public election debates give BAUDL debaters the opportunity to tackle current issues relevant to the Bay Area. Each event will consist of 2 short policy debates, featuring local ballot issues as well as the national issue of Police Reform. 

Thanks to everyone who came out to support education and civic engagement in the Bay!​

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​O​​ctober 4, 2016
The Orrick Building
405 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Event is FREE to attend, RSVP required​​​
Alan Santos, BAUDL Regional Coordinator, will also be speaking out about gentrification and political action to defend the Mission District of San Francisco.

Santos was recently featured in the SF Chronicle, sharing his concerns about a new housing development and the ongoing struggles in the Mission. - Read the article here

​October 26, 2016
1721 Broadway
Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94612
​​Event is FREE to attend, RSVP​ required

- Your Support Makes a Difference -

BAUDL uses debate as an intervention in the school to prison pipeline and instead sets students on a path to college and success. BAUDL also serves as a legal diversity pipeline program, with many of our debaters setting themselves on a path to the legal profession, hoping to make a difference for under-represented populations. Our debaters are eager to speak out about real issues in their communities. Your support means so much to our students - it lets them know that their voices are being heard and that their ideas matter.

​​Learn more about the ballot measures
Youth Voting in Local Elections
Measure F on the November ​2016 San Francisco ballot

Soda Tax
Measure HH on the November 2016 Oakland ballot
A proposal to amend the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco, to authorize 16 & 17 year olds to vote in municipal elections. More info here
​A proposal to impose a 1 cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks in Oakland. This measure is met with criticism from small business owners and community members concerned about how the tax money will be spent.

Police Reform / Police Oversight
National Issue
Community Police Review Agency
Measure LL on the November 2016 Oakland ballot
​The topic of police reform and police oversight has been on the minds of many in the Bay Area and across the country. BAUDL youth are no exception and are excited to provide their own insights as they debate this issue.

A proposal to amend the Oakland charter to establish a civilian police commission to oversee the Oakland Police Department. This Community Police Review Agency would have the ability to reccomend policy changes and has the power to remove the Chief of Police. More info here