Countdown to the Challenge
The inaugural 2019 event, presented by Comcast, will feature former Pennsylvania Governors Ed Rendell (D) and Mark Schweiker (R).
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
5:30pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
5:45pm Challenge Accepted
6:45pm Closing / Coffee & Dessert
York College of Pennsylvania
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The role states play in Immigration Reform
Democracy Challenge was created to demonstrate how a necessary shift in politics is needed to advance our democracy in the face of ever-changing challenges and priorities. This event is a live look at how good public policy is debated and created. In one-hour, the Democracy Challenge contenders will reach compromise on a very difficult issue, based on proven political.
For the inaugural event, former Pennsylvania Governors Ed Rendell and Mark Schweiker will have one hour to debate and reach a solution on the role states play in immigration reform.
No Caucus. No Whipping Votes. No Vetoes.
1 Issue. 2 Viewpoints. 1 Solution.
Policy & Legislation
2019 conversation on policy reform, asking the question, “in absence of federal reform of the immigration system, what role does a state play?”
Immigration Reform is a national issue that has shifted to state and local focuses. The issue is central to every part of who we are as Americans – our identity, culture, history, and economy. Immigration has multiple levels to it, hence why when leaders make attempts to reform the system, they are met with push back from all sides.