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Wiley College's debate team to tackle health care reform at free

MARSHALL, TX – The Wiley College debate team, which gained national prominence through the movie “The Great Debaters” in 2007, will argue the pros and cons of the most talked about domestic issue of the day – health care reform – at a free event September 15 in Marshall.

Sponsored by AARP, the event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Caddo Hall in the Marshall Civic Center, 2501 East End Boulevard.  It will feature four Wiley College debate team members, two of them presenting a case for reforming the current system and two others arguing for the status quo.

“The decisions being made in Washington today will have long-lasting consequences across generations,” said Bob Jackson, AARP Texas state director. “We’re thrilled to partner with Wiley College to have these bright young minds bring their unique perspective to the national health care conversation.”

As part of the ceremonies, AARP will present a check for $2,500 to the Wiley College debate team.  A reception will conclude the evening’s activities, with light refreshments provided.

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