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October Chap Prez Webinar on Fundraising

This month’s webinar for Chapter Presidents and other officers and members of Cabinet will focus on fundraising.  With Fall State underway, Chapters are encouraged to use the approaching holiday season to maximize the philanthropy and energy.

National Fundraising Director Gamin Kim will host a webinar on Chapter Fundraising on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.

Chapter presidents and officers are invited to join this session to learn how to plan easy and successful chapter fundraisers! Kim and a program director will walk you through the steps of planning several different fundraisers for your chapter.

Attendees also have an opportunity to share fundraising ideas that have been effective and ask any questions. This webinar is open to any student and chapter presidents should encourage their chapter cabinet, especially the director(s) of fundraising, to participate.

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October National Debate Topic: Bump Stocks

October National Debate Topic: Bump Stocks

The National Debate topic for October is: Resolved, Congress pass legislation banning the production and sale of bump fire stocks.

Tragedy marked October 1st, 2017 as the lives of 58 Americans perished in just a few minutes. Reports indicate that this mass shooting in Las Vegas was the deadliest in the United States history because the shooter used bump stocks. Perpetrator Stephen Paddock legally purchased 12 bump fire stocks to attach to his semi-automatic weapons to simulate automatic fire.Although automatic weapons are illegal for civilian purchase in the US, the addition of bump stocks to semi-automatic weapons does not alter these weapons into automatic rifles. Instead, bump stocks allow for the instant recoiling of weapons and allow for a seemingly perpetual fire of ammunition.

In the past, the National Rifle Association has relentlessly advocated for rifle parts. However, the Las Vegas tragedy has demanded the review of the legality of bump fire stocks. Congress yet again must grapple with whether to introduce gun legislation that deters the use of guns and rifle parts or not. As technology develops, how has the protection of the Second Amendment adapted with it? Is the bipartisan support of the outlaw of the bump fire stocks the beginning of massive gun law reform?

Only time will tell.

Pro Arguments:

  • Precedence has shown that the Second Amendment is not limited to its wording in the constitution through cases like U.S. vs. Miller.
  • The actions of Stephen Paddock has proven that the damage that can come from the use of Bump Fire Stocks is significant enough to pose a risk to domestic security
  • Bump stocks are just a loophole to the National Firearms Act that bans gun behavior that clearly mimics the effect of bump fire stocks. This proves that they are in violation of existing federal law.

Con Arguments:

  • Drafting legislation on gun control has the potential of “overreaching” and restricting more than just bump stocks as stated by the NRA
  • The fundamental liberties expressed in the Second Amendment specifically prohibits the infringement of the right to bear arms. This legislation would deter and infringe on this right
  • Bump fire stocks do not transform guns mechanically into semi-automatic weapons and therefore are legal for production and consumption in the US.

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JSA Hosts Fundraising Webinar on Summer School

JSA Hosts Fundraising Webinar on Summer School

It’s not too early to think about JSA Summer School. And JSA wants to help students get there.

For many years, students attending JSA Summer Programs have had tremendous success fundraising for their program tuition within their own communities. JSA will host its first Fundraising Webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT for individuals who want to learn the elements of successful fundraising.

Register now and plan to join us for this informative session to help you kick-start a successful campaign to raise the money you need for your Summer Programs tuition.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

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WEDNESDAY WEBINAR FOR JSA MEMBERS

On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, JSA will host a fundraising webinar just for JSA members. As a member of JSA, you are eligible for up to $2,250 in scholarships. Find out how you can win these, apply for additional merit and need-based scholarships while you raise funds.

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JSA Pilots Courageous Leadership

JSA Pilots Courageous Leadership

JSA is partnering with Courageous Leadership to launch an exciting, innovative new program called Courageous Leadership for a Courageous Democracy. This program will be introduced at Fall State 2017 in Southern California and builds on JSA members’ public speaking and debate skills. It encourages open-minded, open-hearted conversations about important issues with those who have opposing views.  The program also provides tools to collaborate and experiment with different approaches to help solve significant challenges for JSA members in their roles as future leaders in society. Courageous Leadership has used this content with teams at Google, MIT, Stanford, the Australian Government, and more.

Listen to this personal invitation from Van Jones, encouraging you to participate in this program.

For more information about Courageous Leadership and its research-based work, please visit its website at www.thecourage2lead.com. Questions about the Courageous Democracy session can be directed to dcottonroyal@jsa.org.

 

 

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Fall State Pricing Guide

Pricing package details for all Fall State conventions are listed below.  Note that these prices apply only to chapters that register online using MyJSA. The paper registration fee is an additional $10 per student.  There is also a late fee of $15 per person for chapters that do not complete their registration by the registration deadline.

Fall State Pricing Package Details 2017

CONVENTIONEARLY REGISTRATION PRICESREGULAR REGISTRATION PRICES
Southern California
(Los Angeles)
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Sept. 26

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 16

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Southeast
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 16

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Northern California
Santa Clara Marriott
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 13

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Ohio River Valley
Sheraton Columbus
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 30

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Pacific Northwest
Doubletree Seattle Hotel Airport
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $200.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 30

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $225.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Mid-Atlantic
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 10

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $200.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 6

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $225.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Southern California
(Orange County)
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 17

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 31

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Texas
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 25

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $215.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 6

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $200.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $250.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Midwest
Madison Concourse Hotel
Dec. 2 - 3, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 24

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $215.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $240.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Arizona
Tucson Marriott University Park
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Nov. 13

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Northeast
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 31

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $210.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $320.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 7

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $200.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $250.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $320.00


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