Civic Cocktail

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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 



Senator Murray & Gary Locke

Wed., May 2 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

At the May Civic Cocktail, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) will join host Joni Balter to discuss the Child Care for Working Families Act, education and much more. Also, former U.S. Ambassador to China and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will weigh in on the 2020 U.S. Census and international trade.   

Featured Journalists:
Essex Porter, KIRO 7
Natalie Brand, KING 5

Presented in partnership with:

Crosscut.com

Thanks to media sponsors:
Crosscut.com    KUOW

Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: News From the Hill & A Dialogue About Guns
Civic Cocktail: News From the Hill & A Dialogue About Guns
4/5/201859:24

After a year in Congress, U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal pulls no punches when talking Trump. She tells host Joni Balter much of the country agrees a permanent solution is needed on DACA. The 7th District Democrat also warns of a constitutional crisis if special counsel Robert Mueller is fired. Plus, she says adding a citizenship question to the census will backfire on this administration. And, a diverse panel discusses gun rights, restrictions and responsibility. Tahoma High School student activist Rhiannon Rasaretnam shares why she's so passionate about the issue. Patty Hayes, director of Public Health - Seattle & King County, says locking up a gun isn't enough. Alliance for Gun Responsibility CEO Renee Hopkins lost her brother to gun violence and says elected officials do not reflect the will of the people. Finally, State Sen. Phil Fortunato, a gun owner, challenged the audience with: "What would you do if someone walked in the door right now and started shooting?"

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