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Jay Inslee

Governor, Washington State

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Jay Inslee is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He was elected to Congress in 1998, serving until 2012 when he was elected governor of Washington state. He was re-elected in 2016, and for a historic third term in 2020. Inslee ran in the Democratic primary leading up to the 2020 Presidential election. His platform had a heavy emphasis on climate change and responding to the unfolding climate crisis. He and state attorney general Bob Ferguson were among a cohort to sue the Trump Adminstration over the travel ban imposed in 2017 against seven Muslim-majority countries.  

He is currently the longest-serving governor in the United States. 

When: Saturday, May 7. Time TBA.

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

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Scheduled Appearances

Which Way Forward

Crosscut Festival 2022
Sat May 7, 2022 | 10:00am

Washington state appears ready to move on to the next phase of a new normal, but the pandemic has left in its wake a state with a myriad of challenges. We ask the governor which way he thinks we should be headed. WATCH NOW

Thank you to our session sponsor, FairVote Washington

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Featuring: Jay Inslee, Bill Radke

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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