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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. 



Sea/NY Mayors, Regional Growth & Obamacare


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

Tickets $20-25 | Register


American Cities and the New Administration Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio join Civic Cocktail to discuss homelessness, sanctuary cities and federal funding under the Trump Administration.

Regional Growth John Schoettler, Amazon's vice president of global real estate and facilities, joins Civic Cocktail to discuss our region's rapid growth. In a one-on-one conversation with host Joni Balter, Schoettler will talk about how Amazon has helped shape Seattle, its plan for sustainable expansion and its impact on our community.

The Future of Obamacare Civic Cocktail welcomes Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Premera Blue Cross VP of Congressional and Legislative Affairs Leonard Sorrin as they discuss the future of Obamacare now that it is "the law of the land." They will talk about the fallout from the failed GOP plan to "repeal and replace" and what it may mean for Washington's residents and health care system.

Featured Journalists: Brandi Kruse, Q13 FOX News and Enrique Cerna, KCTS 9

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

Thanks to media sponsors KUOW and Crosscut.
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Civic Cocktail: Judicial power & the future of higher education
Civic Cocktail: Judicial power & the future of higher education
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From the courtroom to campus, Civic Cocktail examines the role of the judicial branch of government and the future of higher education in Washington state. Host Joni Balter talks one-on-one with U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik about the blockage of the Trump travel ban, the limits of presidential powers and the judicial role in the system of checks and balances in government. Then University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce and Washington State University President Kirk Schulz share their views on funding for higher education, free speech on campus, the impact of Trump's immigration order and supporting undocumented "dreamers."

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