Important Update

Due to the major health risks created by the coronavirus, it is with deep disappointment that the Center for Civic Education has decided to cancel the in-person portions of the 2020 We the People National Finals and the National Invitational. We are working on an alternative plan that will involve video hearings that are evaluated and scored by our expert judges. We will provide more information in the coming days and weeks. Read our full statement here.

The information below is refers to the in-person hearings and is for reference only.

Registration and Information Desk Staff   

Staff are responsible for making sure parents and visitors receive a state badge and answer any questions.

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Timers are responsible for keeping accurate timing during the congressional hearings.
Hearings on Saturday and Sunday are ten minutes long in duration (four minutes for the
opening statement and six minutes for follow-up questions).

Hearings on Monday are extended to twelve minutes in duration (four minutes for the
opening statement and eight minutes for follow-up questions).

      Timers' Orientation Video

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Facilitators are responsible for escorting in a timely fashion a panel of judges to the
hearing rooms. Once in a hearing room facilitators officially welcome everyone. Facilitators
are also responsible for distributing score sheets to the judges and collecting them after the

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Floor Supervisors

Floor supervisors are responsible for greeting classes upon arrival at the competition.
They are also responsible for directing classes, parents, visitors, and other guests to the student briefing room and the hearing rooms. During the hearings the floor supervisors ensure the hearing are undisturbed. After the completion of class hearings, the floor supervisors help direct classes to their buses. They also inspect the hearing rooms to make sure they are ready for the next division of classes. Floor supervisors are always ready to handle any problems that may arise.

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