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Auburn University students Emily Strobaugh and Isabel Perry have been selected as College Debate 2016 Delegates. Strobaugh and Perry will help lead a national conversation around the key issues that resonate with young voters.

This first-of-its-kind initiative was created by Dominican University of California, a Voter Education Partner of the Commission on Presidential Debates. College Debate 2016 will draw on technology and social media to generate discussion of issues important to students in the upcoming presidential election.

The delegates will attend a June 1-3 planning and training session on the Dominican campus in San Rafael, California, to organize issue-focused events and outreach on their home campuses. The programming will focus on promoting civil discourse, understanding responsible digital citizenry and avoiding stereotypes and assumptions while focusing on the issues rather than party politics.

Student delegates return to Dominican September 9-10 to attend the 2016 College Convention. This event will provide a forum for focused discussion on national youth issues. The culminating event is a 90-minute moderated Town Hall meeting, which will be streamed live to delegates’ home campuses across the country.

The final product will be a memo to the moderators of the 2016 Presidential Debates that will contain specific questions the College Delegates want the candidates to address.

For more information, visit the website or contact Sarah Gardner at