WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Monday, January 3, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) will host a debate among candidates for the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee (RNC). The event will take place in the Ballroom of the National Press Club.
“The actual vote for RNC Chairman will be made by the 168 members of the Committee, but the impact will be felt by all. Therefore, every activist should play a role in questioning the candidates and communicating with RNC members who cast votes…just like lobbying your Congressman and Senators. We are working with bloggers and other activists to develop the questions to be asked during the forum, and we encourage everyone to visit RNCdebate.org in the coming days to submit and vote on questions,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR. “The event will be open to C-SPAN and streamed live at RNCdebate.org.”
ATR hosted a similar debate on January 5, 2009, drawing 600 attendees and 70 members of the media, including C-SPAN. The dedicated website for the event – RNCdebate.org – allowed activists to propose and vote on debate questions. The site drew 60,000 votes on 925 different questions.
The event details are as follows:
When: Monday, January 3, 2011 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 p.m. ET
Where: National Press Club (529 14th St. NW), 13th Floor, Ballroom