Weekly Coach Newsletter - February 18, 2020
Weekly Coach Newsletter - February 18, 2020

Check out what's new this week, Coach!

Download the New Congress Docket

Members can download a new docket featuring progressive tax restoration, establishing publicly funded elections, term limits on federal judges, and more. 

Last Chance to Get a Team Toolkit!

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for a National Speech and Debate Education Day toolkit! If a member of your team signs up as a captain, they'll receive our special toolkit with posters, special giveaways, and everything they need to plan for March 6.
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February PF Topic Resources

Topic Brief » Members can access a 20 page topic brief on the February topic, Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income. The brief includes an explanation of terms, argument overviews, and relevant data provided by the Coolidge Foundation.
Webinar » Members can watch a webinar on the topic hosted by Dr. Ben Voth, director of debate at Southern Methodist University and Calvin Coolidge Debate Fellow.
Advanced Evidence Brief » Resource Package subscribers can access more than 70 pages of evidence and analysis

Plan to Celebrate Women's History Month in March

Women's History Month is just around the corner! Commemorate the month at your school with our collection of themed posters featuring coaches and alumni. 

Fifty Years Later: A Final Round Oration Revisited

We caught up with NSDA alum Gregory Chisholm to talk about his 1968 National Tournament final round performance of The American Lie, an oration about confronting racism and complacency in America. You can read an excerpt of the interview below and listen to the full performance here
When informed that, unlike the other speeches on the final round recording, there is no applause from the audience when he concludes, Gregory offered: “You have to remember those years in the mid to late sixties were years of foment. There was certainly a racial divide and a divide between a youthful culture and an older culture. I was in the midwest. I wouldn’t be surprised if people found listening to that to be difficult.” 

New Mexico District Spanish Language Invitational

The New Mexico NSDA District and Albuquerque Public Schools are hosting a special all-Spanish language speech and debate event in tandem with the 2020 National Tournament! Check out the flyer for details and prepare to register on March 17 at nmdistrictspanish.tabroom.com
Summa. Student Theological Debate Society. Theological Debate Summer Camp. July 21-29, 2020. The University of the South.

Order Your Trophies from Our Experts!

The NSDA Trophy and Awards Shop has thousands of trophies, medals, and plaques to choose from for your local and district tournaments, team banquets, and school awards. Select something you like or work with our team on a custom creation! To ensure orders are shipped in time, please place your order at least three weeks prior to your tournament. Request a quote here or get in touch with Trophy Shop Manager Chad Wagner via email or by calling (920) 295-2178. 

U.S. Foreign Policy Forums

Join the Council on Foreign Relations for U.S. Foreign Policy Forums, a series of in-depth, nonpartisan conversations on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations will discuss issues central to our national interest and answer questions about U.S. policy and America’s role in the world. Registration is free and open to all. Each event will be livestreamed.
Help send students to Nationals! Fundraisers for the Tate Fund will be matched up to $10,000. Start a Facebook fundraiser!
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