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Prepared Motions for IQTs

Note: these are not optional

Motions for August - November

Criminal Justice

  • This House believes that rehabilitation should be prioritized over retribution in criminal sentencing.

Culture (includes Arts, Entertainment, Religion, Sports)

  • This House believes that majority ownership of professional sports teams should belong to local communities.

Economy (includes international trade)

  • This House would restrict the use of economic sanctions to responding to human rights violations.

Education

  • This House regrets the rise of charter schools in the United States.

Environment

  • This House supports paying reparations to climate refugees.

International Relations (includes Foreign Policy, Military)

  • This House supports the addition of an African nation as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.

Media

  • This House believes that social media platforms should be held responsible for content on their networks.

Science/Technology (includes health/medicine)

  • This House would prioritize asteroid mining over establishing human settlements on Mars.

Social Issues/Movements

  • This House regrets the rise of call-out culture.

Info slide: Call-out culture is a term used to describe the social trend of expressing outrage and publicly shaming people or groups who have said or done things seen as offensive, often against minorities.

Ban Motions (This House would ban X)

  • This House would ban former government officals from becoming lobbyists.

Motions for December - February

Criminal Justice

  • This House is opposed to felony disenfranchisement.

Culture (includes Arts, Entertainment, Religion, Sports)

  • This House would remove gender restrictions on athletes in K-12th grade sports.

Economy (includes international trade)

  • This House supports a balanced budget amendment.

Education

  • This House supports income share agreements as an alternative to student loans.

Environment

  • This House would require nations to prioritize green energy over non-renewable energy to participate in the United Nations.

International Relations (includes Foreign Policy, Military)

  • This House would withdraw all financial and military support from Saudi Arabia.

Media

  • This House regrets the rise of corporate censorship.

Science/Technology (includes health/medicine)

  • This House supports mandatory vaccinations.

Social Issues/Movements

  • This House regrets the globalization of American culture.

Ban Motions (This House would ban X)

  • This House would ban further development of facial recognition technology.

Motions for TFA State

To be released February 1
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