In 2016, our debate partnership was selected to conduct the only debate for the California U.S. Senate, on October 5th at Cal State LA. This time, our League partner is the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund.
ABC7 Los Angeles is the most-watched television station in Southern California. The leader in HD programming, Eyewitness News is the first television station in Southern California to broadcast news in high-definition. ABC7, KABC-TV, is also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 1 million Facebook followers. ABC7 is the West Coast flagship of the ABC television network. Read more about the station’s history.
The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund conducts voter service and civic education activities. It is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonpartisan non-profit educational organization, which:
Builds participation in the democratic process.
Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.
Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management. Read more
The Pat Brown Institute and Cal State LA
Pat Brown Institute Mission: Promoting civic and community engagement for an inclusive and informed public policy. Read more
California State University, Los Angeles has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. Building on the strengths of this rich diversity, our University prepares students for success in advanced studies, in their careers, and throughout their lives. California State University, Los Angeles graduates constitute a major leadership force in Greater Los Angeles, a microcosm of the global society. Read more
View The U.S. Senate Debate
You can watch the live broadcast on ABC7, Wednesday, October 5th, from 7 to 8 p.m., or live stream at www.calstatela.edu. You can also join the Cal State LA community at the official Watch Party, Oct. 5th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Golden Eagle Ballroom at Cal State LA. Contact the Pat Brown Institute for more information, and let us know if you’re having a watch party! You can reach our Communications Coordinator, Nicole Hernandez, [email protected]
History of the Pat Brown Institute’s Debate Program
In Collaboration with ABC7 and the League of Women Voters
In 2013, the Pat Brown Institute joined forces with ABC-7 and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles to conduct candidate debates.
We began with the 2013 Los Angeles Mayoral Primary Debate among Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Kevin James, Jan Perry, and Emmanuel Pleitez. In May, we hosted the L.A. City Mayoral Run-Off Debate between Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel.
2014: The Los Angeles County District 3 Supervisor Debate between Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver.
2015: The Los Angeles City Council District 14 Primary Election Debate among Mario Chavez, Nadine Momoyo Diaz, José Huizar, and Gloria Molina.