On Friday, January 27th, Next Generation Politics hosted a student debate at the South Huntington Public Library. Participants debated the topics of the Electoral College v. the Popular Vote and Democratic Socialism v. Capitalism in teams, with two all-star debaters selected to participate in a Lincoln-Douglas (head-to-head) debate as the final round for each topic….
The event was cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Huntington; members of the LWV moderated the debate and registered several eligible students to vote. The judges of the debate were New York State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci and Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern. Next Generation Politics members had the opportunity to speak with both of these elected officials following the event to discuss public policy and the roles and responsibilities of the county and state legislatures. Members appreciated the opportunity to begin the discussion and are looking forward to continuing it at future events.
Overall, arguments on both sides were energetic, well-prepared and insightful, and Next Generation Politics is looking forward to upcoming debates and town hall meetings! Keep an eye out on social media and our website for updates!