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Women of the StormCivic Activism after Hurricane Katrina$
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Emmanuel David

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041266

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.001.0001

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The Presidential Debate

The Presidential Debate

On the crafting of another grand proposal, resulting in a bid, a rejection, and a rejoinder

(p.143) Chapter 15 The Presidential Debate
Women of the Storm

Emmanuel David

University of Illinois Press

This chapter discusses new initiatives by Women of the Storm, including a bid to host one of the presidential debates in New Orleans. The chapter discusses this new undertaking, which was done in partnership with four universities in New Orleans: Dillard, Loyola, Tulane, and Xavier. The chapter traces the entire process from the submission of the application materials, to the site visits by the selection committee, to the final rejection of the bid to host the debate. Commentary by Anne Milling as well as local and national media sources is also provided. The chapter ends with an examination of Women of the Storm’s activities at each of the national party conventions leading up to the 2008 presidential elections.

Keywords:   presidential debate, presidential elections, university partnership, Dillard University, Loyola University, Tulane University, Xavier University, debate rejection, national party conventions, Democratic National Convention, Republican National Convention

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