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DEBATE TRANSCRIPT: Head of Public Affairs, Jan 2021

This debate took place from January 14 to 19 on the URA Discord Server, between candidates Vermont and Montpelier from The Labyrinth and The Flyin2 (also known as Jambon) from The United Federations. It was moderated by Head of Elections Orca and Narwhal and URA Founder Free Azell. This transcript was published on January 20 by Scalizagasti.

Orca and Narwhal

Welcome to the Head of Public Affairs debate Vermont and Montpelier and The Flyin2. The debate will be starting soon. If you are unable to answer at question you can always catch up when you come on. Debate questions will come out periodically after answering questions we allow for debate between the candidates as well. Please keep the debate civil and show why you are the best candidate for the job.

First Question: What makes you the best candidate to be Head of Public Affairs?

Vermont and Montpelier

I am a very social person and I understand how to handle tense situations and I would collaborate bipartisanly with other members of the cabinet and the president to create a health community environment and promote activity by holding events and other social activities and keep the URA Strong!

The Flyin2

I believe that I have a very simple goal, I think we need to focus primarily on reaching out and connecting more to our current regions, rather than spreading out, We need to make more people care, not get more people to be apathetic.

Orca and Narwhal

What specifically do you plan on doing to reach out to regions if elected?

Vermont and Montpelier

I will visit and check in with every member region every two weeks and ask to try hold contests/events every week to promote activity on the server.

The Flyin2

I plan on making our communications more engaging than simply telling them results of our votes and, I think we need to make this community more inviting to the members of member regions, events could work, but I think that we could also benefit by encouraging visiting other regions.

Vermont and Montpelier

Yes, but that would be something that a HoPA would work with the HoR. I have focused my primary goal would be to be co-operative with member regions and new regions.

The Flyin2

The HoPA fundamentally has to work with the HoR, the purposes are very closely connected.

Vermont and Montpelier

Yes, being cooperative with the HoR is very important. Basically being the HoPA means you HAVE to be active ready to communicate with member regions and other members of the cabinet.

The Flyin2

Well of course, I'm always ready to be active, but personally, I do not find many places to enter conversation in this server.

Vermont and Montpelier

I disagree with that, there are often bad situations that happen and sometimes drama that I would prevent if I were the HoPA. As the HoPA you have to manage tough situations.

The Flyin2

It is not as though there is much activity here to begin with. And I would beg to differ, the priority is Public Affairs, not Alliance Affairs, in fact, they are probably the least focused position on internal drama.

Free Azell

How do you envision URAfest? Something the winner of this will need to help to make a reality!

Vermont and Montpelier

I am honestly confused by this question, if you could explain what exactly "URAfest" is, that would be nice

Free Azell

URAfest is a planned week long event to showcase the URA and its regions to get more exposure NS wide.

Vermont and Montpelier

Well first, I would contact all regions in the alliance and make sure they are onboard. Second, I would also contact their leaders and help them to come up with a compilation of their greatest accomplishmrents to show off. Third, I would make scheduled panels in which regional leaders can go in-depth about their accomplishments.

The Flyin2

Well, I feel it a bit of an unneeded comcept, but, assuming it did come to fruition, I'd likely make sure that we invite members if member regions to come observe, but we should definitely discuss with regional leaders on if they would be fine with such a thing, invitations of leaders to give panels would be good, perhaps even member panels, I feel accomplishments, however, is not a good drive for a festival, it does not feel united, that makes it feel more like UCRCon, we need to focus more on what the URA does, not its member regions specifically

Vermont and Montpelier

Yes I agree, I would promote more of what has your region done to help if any I also would always be open to regions not wanting to do panels or being featured but I would always encourage taking part in it.

Free Azell

How will you get more citizens to join the PA Council to help in getting things accomplished there? Also, please put in any final statements as we wrap the debate up.

Vermont and Montpelier

Well personally I think the PA council is doing just fine as it is and I'm not a part of it so I don't know much about it.

The Flyin2

Quite frankly, I haven't a clue, the current council seems competent, so we may as well keep them, too many is bad for efficiency. We can cross getting more PA Council members when we reach the hurdle

Vermont and Montpelier

My Final Statement:
The Head of Public Affairs is a tough office to hold and I believe I'm the most capable because I'm active and I like to help the community but, me and Jambon are good candidates and people so either way I have faith that the future of URA is in good hands.


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