13 Jan 2016
Las Vegas, United States
Las Vegas News Bureau
LAS VEGAS – The eyes of the nation – and many around the world – will be on Las Vegas Oct. 19 for the final 2016 presidential debate as candidates tackle issues inside UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center that could decide the election.
UNLV and the LVCVA hosted a kickoff event today at the university to unveil a community awareness initiative to rally support leading up to the debate. Business leaders and local and state elected officials, including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, and Commission on Presidential Debates co-chair Frank Fahrenkopf, joined UNLV President Len Jessup and LVCVA President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter at the campaign-style rally.
In addition to the branding elements for the upcoming debate – including a logo, website, social media campaign and the slogan “Let Freedom Ring,” – the group also spoke of the impact the debate will have on UNLV and Las Vegas, and the important role of community involvement.
UNLV President Len Jessup talks about the honor of hosting a presidential debate on the UNLV campus and the process that went in to convincing the Commission on Presidential Debates to bring one of the debates to Las Vegas.
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