Thursday, October 25, 2007

Goldwater Institute partners with for online debate forum

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The Goldwater Institute is pleased to announce it has partnered with to provide its members and other policy enthusiasts an online forum to debate hot policy issues. is a leading online destination for debate, providing a fair environment for people to state their opinions and learn new perspectives on policy issues. Helium allows anyone to write an article on either the pro or con side of a topic. Through the use of a unique user-driven ranking system, the best pro/con articles are filtered to the top of the responses to any given topic.

The Goldwater Institute has offered six initial debate questions, and will update the questions regularly. The questions range from "Is taxpayer funding for political campaigns a good idea?" to "Will 'universal preschool' for 3- and 4- year-olds improve academic achievement over the long term?"

"Our members have long been asking for a place to debate the issues the Goldwater Institute raises, and we're excited that we found a partner who can provide all the features we've been looking for," said Starlee Rhoades, Goldwater Institute Director of Communications.

Along with a dedicated page on, the Goldwater Institute added a banner featuring the current debate questions to its website,

"We hope every Arizona policy buff has fun with this new forum--and may the best policy arguments rise to the top!" continued Rhoades.

The Goldwater Institute is a nonprofit public policy research and litigation organization whose work is made possible by the generosity of its supporters. Please click here to make a tax-deductible contribution.


Starlee Rhoades

Director of Communications

(602) 462-5000 x 226

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