The Fourth Corner shared another article on this event here.
A presentation by the “Western Washington Students for Life” and “WWU Young Americans for Liberty” was held at the Viking Union Building at 7:00 PM Thursday October 12th.
There were about 160 in attendance as Rep. Vince Buys joined Senator Ericksen for about a half hour of information presentation and about two hours of Q & A. About 46 Questions.
Fourth Corner opinion:A great success: Generally the audience was attentive and listened to questions and answers respectfully. It could be seen that some of this information was new to much of the audience. There may have been disagreement but mostly people were not bullying or antagonistic toward one another. We all learned something in this venue thanks generally to the leadership of all of the sides of the issues.
The message for WWU? get beyond your comfort zone and look at different view right here in your own community of Whatcom County. The message for Whatcom County? We can have productive non muted or shouted down conversations with those at WWU and hear their views.
The full event can be seen here. The first 31:05 is a presentation by Sen Ericksen and Rep Buys. Following that the Q & A starts at 31:06 and lasts until the end
Here is a play by play provided by attendee Matthew Goggins. Use it in conjunction with the video link to get the time and play the questions and answers you may want to see.
Matthew Goggins: First question now about President Trump and birth control mandates. 1.October 12 at 7:39pm
Matthew Goggins: Now a question about McCleary and state education spending. 2. October 12 at 7:42pm
Matthew Goggins: Question on homelessness and mental health spending. October 12 at 7:45pm
Matthew Goggins: Question about lead contamination in drinking water.October 12 at
5. October 12 at 7:53pm
Matthew Goggins: Doug is mentioning the Hirst decision. October 12 at 7:54pm
Matthew Goggins Why do you not believe in anthropogenic climate change? 7. October 12 at 7:55pm
Matthew Goggins: Audience is getting impatient and speaking out.October 12 at 7:56pm
Matthew Goggins :Question about parental notification for abortion by minors. October 12 at 7:57pm
Matthew Goggins: Plea for a more conservative campus environment from a student. October 12 at 8:02pm
Matthew Goggins: Interesting response from Doug. October 12 at 8:09pm
Matthew Goggins: Student thanks Doug and Vince. Asks about migrant workers and DACA aliens. October 12 at 8:19pm
Matthew Goggins Student talks up the benefits of the Clean Air Act of the EPA and challenges Doug. October 12 at 8:31pm
Matthew Goggins: Woman asks about the need for more special education spending and for basic school supplies. October 12 at 8:37pm
Matthew Goggins Condescending question about Doug being in Washington, D.C October 12 at 9:01pm
Matthew Goggins Doug gets chuckles by referring to “fake news”. October 12 at 9:02pm
Matthew Goggins: Native American asks polite question about cuts to Indian Health Services. October 12 at 9:06pm
Matthew Goggins: Female alumna of WWU, union organizer, asks Doug if there is enough civil discourse between partisan factions. 40. October 12 at 9:08pm
Matthew Goggins: Follow-up comment by the woman: there is a great turnout this evening, people should get involved and get organized.
Matthew Goggins Audience impatient and loud again.October 12 at 9:11pm
Matthew Goggins: Back and forth with the audience.October 12 at 9:13pm
Matthew Goggins Doug gets a round of applause for asking people to read about the other side.October 12 at 9:15pm
Matthew Goggins Same person asks about reducing subsidies for fossil fuel subsidies.October 12 at 9:18pm
Matthew Goggins Doug gives great answer specifically and philosophically.46. October 12 at 9:19pm
Matthew Goggins Same person asks about tax break for Trans-Alta in Lewis County.October 12 at 9:21pm
Matthew Goggins Questions done, closing statements.October 12 at 9:22pm
Thank you for the play by play.October 12 at 9:34pm
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