Countdown to the Challenge

The inaugural 2019 event, presented by Comcast, will feature former Pennsylvania Governors Ed Rendell (D) and Mark Schweiker (R).

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THE DATE
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

THE SCHEDULE
5:00pm Registration
5:30pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
5:45pm Challenge Accepted
6:45pm Closing / Coffee & Dessert

THE LOCATION
York College of Pennsylvania
Waldner Performing Arts Center

THE ISSUE
The role states play in Immigration Reform

The Challenge

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.
Democracy Challenge.

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?”

The Issue

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.

Resources

Learn more details on the Issue of Immigration Reform.Learn More

Legislation

View our list of the bills that have acted upon.View

Edward G. Rendell

American lawyer, prosecutor, politician, and author who, as a member of the Democratic Party, served as the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2011 and the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia from 1992 to 2000.

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Mark S. Schweiker

He was sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 44th governor on October 5, 2001, following Governor Tom Ridge’s appointment by President George W. Bush to head the nation’s Office of Homeland Security.

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Edward G. Rendell

American lawyer, prosecutor, politician, and author who, as a member of the Democratic Party, served as the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2011 and the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia from 1992 to 2000.

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Mark S. Schweiker

He was sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 44th governor on October 5, 2001, following Governor Tom Ridge’s appointment by President George W. Bush to head the nation’s Office of Homeland Security.

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Democracy Challenge
Democracy Challenge2 days ago

This is a prime example that showcases when we engage in open dialogue we have a chance to learn that we have more in common then we can often be led to believe.

We applaud Stand Together's Common Ground effort as...

Democracy Challenge1 month ago
“Immigration needs to be apart of the discussion to solve workforce challenges in the country, the state and in York County.” - @KevinJSchreiber. What he said! A willingness to compromise on immigration policy can help our labor needs, look at the numbers. https://t.co/uN5kIVlGRc
Democracy Challenge2 months ago
The Challenge is on! One hour, one compromise to be reached on a state’s role in immigration reform with 2 former governors. @yceapa @yorkcollegepa @comcast

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