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.
An emotional Frank Fahrenkopf, Co-Chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, talks about achieving a life-long dream of bringing a presidential debate to his home state of Nevada.
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