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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. 

October Civic Cocktail

Wed., October 5 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave

$20-$25 | Register

A new season of eats, drinks and smart talk returns. Join host Joni Balter as we break down the fall ballot initiatives on transit, gun control and climate change:

Sound Transit 3, a $54 billion measure to double light rail and add new regional bus and commuter rail service
YES: Dow Constantine (King County Executive), Shefali Ranganathan (Executive Director, Transportation Choices Coalition)
NO: Maggie Fimia (People for Smarter Transit - No ST3 Campaign), Kevin Wallace (Bellevue City Councilmember)

Initiative 1491, a proposal to prevent people deemed dangerous to themselves or others from buying or keeping a gun
YES: Cheryl Stumbo (Board Member, The Alliance for Gun Responsibility)
NO: David Combs (Know I-1491)

Initiative 732, an effort to impose the nation's first-ever carbon tax
YES: Yoram Bauman (Founder and Co-Chair, Yes on I-732)
NO: Rebecca Saldaña (Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage)

A panel of journalists will also join the discussion: C.R. Douglas (Q13 FOX News).

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Civic Cocktail is presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub.

Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: Politics & Philanthropy
Civic Cocktail: Politics & Philanthropy

Presidential politics and the power of philanthropy were the topics of discussion at the final Civic Cocktail of the season. Washington State GOP leaders Susan Hutchison (Chair, Washington State Republican Party) and Rob McKenna (Former state Attorney General) weighed in on the race to the White House. How will Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and other candidates fare in our state? Then, in the midst of the region's growth and prosperity, there are great challenges. How can philanthropy address the widening disparities between the rich and the poor? Seattle Foundation CEO Tony Mestres talks about how to best channel our region's generosity. Host Joni Balter moderates the wide-ranging discussion. Civic Cocktail will return in October.