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2016 - 2017 Resolution Announcement

2016 - 2017 Resolution Announcement

57 schools voted. “Restrictions plus USFG” is the winning resolution. The resolution won with 37 first-place votes. The full wording is included. A complete breakdown of the votes is below. The list of schools voting is at the end.

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should establish a domestic climate policy, including at least substantially increasing restrictions on private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States.

The first round of voting produced the following count of first-place votes.

Ballot reminder

REMINDER: The ballot for the 2016-2017 resolution is due before midnight (central), Tuesday, June 12.
The original information is below.

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The ballot for the 2016-2017 resolution is available online at: http://cedadebate.org/1617res.

Ballots are due by midnight (central), Tuesday, July 12. Results will be announced on Friday, July 15.

A complete list of the resolutions is below.

2016-2017 Resolution Ballot

The ballot for the 2016-2017 resolution is available online at: http://cedadebate.org/1617res.

Ballots are due by midnight (central), Tuesday, July 12. Results will be announced on Friday, July 15.

A complete list of the resolutions is below.

2016-2017 controversy announcement

Emissions was selected as the winning controversy area for 2016-2017. 61 eligible ballots were cast. A complete breakdown of the voting is below.

Initial count of first-place votes:

Anti-racism: 6
Emissions: 28
Labor: 8
Police: 0
Poverty: 7
Taxes: 12

Police was eliminated. The votes for anti-racism were redistributed. The second count of first-place votes was:

Emissions: 29
Labor: 10
Poverty: 9
Taxes: 13

The votes for poverty were transferred. The third count of first-place votes was:

2016 - 2017 Controversy Area Ballot Available

The ballot to select the 2016-2017 controversy area is now available online at: http://cedadebate.org/1617controversy.
One vote per school. Schools must be current members in order to vote. It isn't too late to pay dues for 2015-2016 if you want to vote. The same dues payment also will allow voting on the resolution later this summer.

Ballots are due by midnight (central), Friday, May 20. Results will be announced shortly thereafter.

The controversy areas up for consideration are:

April 2016 Election Results

Thanks to everyone who agreed to stand for election. 43 schools voted. A list is below. Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected to serve on the topic committee:

Undergraduate: Michael Wimsatt, UC Berkeley
Graduate: Jake Justice, Kansas

There were two amendments. Both passed.

Odekirk service award passes 37-4.

Topic date change passes 34-6.

LIST OF SCHOOLS VOTING

April Ballot Available

The April 2016 is now available. There are 2 open topic committee positions (undergrad and grad student) and 2 amendments.
Ballots are due by midnight, Thursday, April 28. One vote per school. 2015-2016 membership is required to have your vote counted.

The ballot is available online at: http://www.cedadebate.org/april2016ballot

Undergraduate Representative, Topic Committee

Nick Lepp, James Madison
Jasmine Stidham, Central Oklahoma
Michael Wimsatt, Berkeley

CEDA Membership, amendments and more

1. Membership. A 2015-2016 membership is required to enter CEDA Nationals, win individual or team awards, and vote on pending issues, including next year’s topic. A current membership list is provided (below). If there is a mistake, please let me know. If you need to pay your membership fees, please pay online at: http://cedadebate.org/ceda_store.

Mid-Atlantic Ballot

There was a tie for the regional representative for the Mid-Atlantic region. A new ballot is now available. One vote per school. Only current CEDA members in the Mid-Atlantic region can vote.
Ballots are due by midnight, March 27, 2016. Results will be announced on Monday, March 28.

The ballot is available online at: http://cedadebate.org/midatlantic-ballot

You'll need an account on the main CEDA website (and the account must be marked as eligible to vote). Let me know if you have trouble accessing the ballot.

CEDA Election Results

Thanks to everyone who stood for election. 40 schools participated. The following individuals were elected:

2nd VP: Scott Harris, University of Kansas
Topic committee: Lindsey Shook, James Madison University
Recording secretary: Louie Petit, University of North Texas

Regional representatives:

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