California High School Speech Association State Championship

2024 — Clovis, CA/US

Topics

 

PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE TOPIC AREAS

In no particular order

California
Environment
Geographic Area: Africa
International Relations
US Politics/Elections
Social Justice
US Domestic Policy
Science & Technology

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EXTEMP TOPIC AREAS

National Extemp 

In no particular order

  • Finance and Economics
  • Science and Technology
  • Politics/Government
  • Social Issues and Controversy
  • US Foreign Policy

 

International Extemp

In no particular order

  • Europe/Russia
  • East and Southeast Asia/Australia/Oceania
  • Southwest / Central / South Asia
  • The Americas
  • Africa

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CONGRESS

Click here to view the topic areas for State 2024. 

To clarify our procedural guidelines:

Every school participating in the State Congress (or PO) competition is required to submit one piece of legislation before the tournament. The specific topic for this legislation is determined by your league, and you can refer to the document above to identify your league's designated topic area.

Once these legislative proposals are submitted, the CHSSA Congress Chair will compile them into a packet, which will be sent to all coaches with Congress entries. Coaches will be asked to rank their preferences among these proposals.

The highest-rated bills and resolutions will then be selected and included in the final packet, which will be distributed one month prior to the tournament.

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POLICY DEBATE

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income.

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LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE

Resolved: The primary objective of the United States criminal justice system ought to be rehabilitation.

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PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE

We will be using the April PF topic, which will be released by NSDA on March 1, 2024.