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August 29, 2016

David Domke to discuss presidential election at Sept. 7 fundraising event

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David Domke will be this year's speaker at the William R Ruckelshaus Center's Chairman's Circle fundraising luncheon Sept. 7.

David Domke

David Domke, chair of the UW Department of Communication, will discuss the wild 2016 presidential campaign and its implications for the country in a luncheon Sept. 7 for the William D. Ruckelshaus Center.

Domke will be the featured speaker at the center’s sixth annual Chairman’s Circle Luncheon, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt at Olive 8 Hotel, 1635 Eighth Avenue in Seattle.

“The United States is in a time of tectonic social change, comparable in transformation and turmoil to some of the most defining eras in the nation’s history,” Domke said in advance notes.

“At the heart of this moment are shifting racial patterns in America’s electorate. The impact and implications are omnipresent, from the rise of the Tea Party on the political right to #blacklivesmatter and campus student activism on the left. In November, we will make a presidential choice that will define this nation for generations.”

The Ruckelshaus Center is jointly run by the University of Washington and Washington State University through the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance and WSU Extension. Its mission is to be a neutral resource for collaborative problem-solving in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

The center is named for William D. Ruckelshaus, who served as head of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 and from 1983 though 1985. He also served as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and attorney general of the United States, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in November 2015.

Tickets are $150, via a tax-deductible donation to the center. To register, visit online and enter “CCL 2016” in the comments box above the red “Add my gift” button.

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Press interested in this event should contact Erin McCarthy, development and communications coordinator for the center, at 206-219-2418 or erin.e.mccarthy@wsu.edu.

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