Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
11:34 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Driehaus, Blessing in Beyond Civility debate

Beyond Civility, an organization that promotes civil discourse and understanding among people with differing political views, has something different planned for the next discussion in its "Back-to-Back" series - a debate on issues between a Democratic legislator and a former Republican lawmaker.

State Rep. Denise Driehaus, a Clifton Democrat, and former state senator and representative Lou Blessing, a Colerain Township Republican, will "present their opposing parties' arguments on some of the hot button public policy issues of the day."

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the College of Mount Saint Joseph College Theatre, 5701 Delhi Rd., Delhi Township. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open ot the public, but space is limited and reservations are required. You can reserve a seat at the Beyond Civility website.

In previous "Back-to-Back" sessions, such as the one last month featuring former Cincinnati mayors Ken Blackwell and Jerry Springer, the discussion centered around their personal backgrounds and how their political views have evolved over the years. The Driehaus-Blessing event will be a straight debate on current issues in Ohio.

WVXU is a media partner of Beyond Civility.