The League of Women Voters of Greenwich will host live debates for CT State Senator and State Representatives on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the Town Hall Meeting Room from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Due to limitations placed on indoor public gatherings as a result of COVID- 19, the Town Hall Meeting Room currently has limited capacity.
Therefore, the debates will be live streamed.
Only those individuals directly involved with the debate will be in the Town Hall Meeting Room.
Kay Maxwell, a past President of the National League of Women Voters and of the Connecticut League, will serve as Moderator.
The first debate is scheduled to last 45 minutes and will be for candidates for Connecticut State Senate District 36: Alex Kasser (D), Incumbent v. Ryan Fazio (R), Challenger.
The second debate is scheduled to last 75 minutes and will be for candidates for State Representatives from these Greenwich Districts: 149th District: Kathleen Stowe (D) v. Kimberly Fiorello (R); 150th District: Steve Meskers (D), Incumbent v. Joe Kelly (R), Challenger; and 151st District: Hector Arzeno (D), Challenger v. Harry Arora (R), Incumbent.
In a traditional League debate the questions would come from the audience.
This year, because of COVID-19 there will be no in-person audience. To compensate for this, after registering for the event attendees will also be asked to submit their questions digitally. The League will only consider
questions that all candidates can answer.
The public, including the media, must register in advance for this live Zoom event. To register and to submit questions, attendees should go to
http://bit.ly/LWVG2020Debates or the LWV Greenwich website,
There is no deadline to register for the event, however, the deadline to
submit questions is Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Recording of League debates, whether they be in-person or taken from a computer screen, may not be used without the League’s express written approval.
The League will only allow audio/video of this event to be broadcast in its entirety, except by the media reporting on the event.
November 3rd is Election Day. All citizens are encouraged to exercise their right to vote.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, political organization. It encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
LWV Greenwich will forward a Zoom link to the debates by 12 noon on October 7. Those not receiving a link by that time should email Aya DeSimone.