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Presented by The Cleveland Foundation in partnership with The Cleveland Young Professional Senate, The City Club of Cleveland, The Council on Older Persons and ideastream.

DETAILS Monday, September 26th The Calfee Building 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

BACKGROUND The watch party is the final event of the Greater Cleveland Caucus, a year-long series of events led by the Cleveland Foundation and community partners to foster community engagement among Greater Cleveland residents. The watch party is an opportunity to network with other civically-minded Greater Clevelanders, hear pre-debate analysis of this year’s election cycle from a panel of experts and watch a live stream of the first presidential debate while in a nonpartisan setting.

PANELISTS Teresa Metcalf Beasley will give welcoming remarks and introduce the pre-debate panel.  Nick Castele, ideastream reporter, will moderate the panel featuring:

  • Daniel C. Coffey, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Fellow, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron
  • Elizabeth McIntyre, Publisher & Editor, Crain's Cleveland Business
  • Jakiel Sanders, Governmental Affairs Chairperson, Cleveland Young Professional Senate

  A detailed agenda is available on the registration site.

REGISTRATION The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.   Register via or by calling (216) 615-7253.  Over 250 people are registered to attend.


Media Contact

Susan M. Kurz
216.622.8346 (office)
513.502.8950 (mobile)

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