Congress to Campus: Webinar Program


The Congress to Campus: Webinar Program is a new pilot program from FMC which is tailored to,  but not limited to, the structure of community colleges. Through a partnership with iCohere, a company from California which provides alternative educational experiences with technology, Congress to Campus: Webinar is a free program which adapts our flagship Congress to Campus Program into a more affordable, manageable internet broadcasting format for community college and all college students.


•Connects young voters-who have a keen interest in the challenges facing our nation and the political process-with those who have been part of the process.
•A pool of hundreds of former Members who participate in the Congress to Campus Program.
•Join thousands of college students allover the country for this exciting experience.
•Encourages, re-engages andempowers young voters.
•Increases civic literacy and participation.
•Powerful force in promoting bipartisanship and civility.
•Involves students in bipartisan discussions about the issues of the day.
•Inspires participation in public service.
•Provides inspiration for greater democratic participation.
•Re-engages citizens in their government.
•Demonstrates that political dissent is inevitable and important and is healthy and productive.

September 29, 2014 2:30pm-4:00pm EST HELD
•Comprehensive discussion focused on the United States economy and our national debt.
•Specifically focus on the job market and how students are affected now,and how they will be affected in the future.


October 21, 2014
•Comprehensive discussion focused on global challenges and security issues
•Discuss United States foreign policy, our military engagements,and cooperation with our global allies.

The panel will include:

  • Jim Kolbe (R-AZ, 1985-2007)Mr. Kolbe was Representative from Arizona; born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., June 28, 1942; graduated from United States Capitol Page School, Washington, D.C., 1960; B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1965; M.B.A., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 1967; United States Navy, 1967-1969; United States Naval Reserves, 1970-1977; special assistant to Illinois Governor Richard Ogilvie, 1972-1973; business executive; member of the Arizona state senate, 1977-1982; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1985-January 3, 2007); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006.
  • Robert Carr (D-MI, 1975-1981; 1983-1995)Mr. Representative from Michigan; born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., March 27, 1943; educated in public schools of Janesville; B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965; J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, 1968; graduate work at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.; admitted to the Wisconsin bar, 1968, and the Michigan bar, 1969, and commenced practice in Lansing, Mich.; Michigan assistant attorney general, 1970-1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; elected to the Ninety-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1995)
  • C. Thomas McMillen (D-MD, 1987-1993) Mr. McMillen was Representative from Maryland; born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., May 26, 1952; graduated from Mansfield High School, Mansfield, Pa., 1970; B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, Md., 1974; B.A., Oxford University, Oxford, England; M.A., Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), Oxford, England, 1978; professional basketball player; founded an electronic equipment company and served as chairman of the board of an investment firm; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; co-chair the President’s Commission on Physical Fitness, 1993-1998; is a resident of Crofton, Md.

November 19, 2014
•Comprehensive discussion focused on the November Mid-Term elections that will have taken place
•Analysis of how the results of the elections will affect a range of issues and shape President Obama’s final years in the White House.

Interactive Experience
Students have the opportunity to ask specific questions about the topics before the seminar dates.  Students will have the opportunity to comment on the seminar discussions in real time via the host computer.

Students learn directly from their interaction with former lawmakers.
U.S. Former Members of Congress
1401 K Street, Suite 503
Washington DC, 20005
T: 202.222.0972 | F: 202.222.0977|
Participate in the Webinar
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