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See and Hear Those Running to Represent You

The Commission on Local Debates (CLD) was established as a 501(c)3 nonpartisan, nonprofit organization to set a higher standard for debates in local races. Our primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates that meet voter education and accessibility criteria to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity to see and hear those running to represent them.

Debates are a meaningful platform for candidates to distinguish themselves from their opponents by demonstrating their aptitude for office and political ideology. The Commission on Local Debates thus aims to strengthen this voter communication channel to create a better informed local electorate.

What We Do

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Our operations and growth rely heavily on our state advisory boards. These advisory boards are responsible for not only state-wide debates, but also assist in maintaining and growing their county chapters. To begin exploring the Commission on Local Debates in your area, find and click your state below.

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Your state hasn’t launched an active advisory board. Not to worry – you can help! We are looking for a dedicated group of community-focused professionals that can lead a Commission on Local Debates advisory board in your state. Sound like you?

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