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Parliamentary Debate - Texas Two Step Swing

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
33 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 18, at 11:59 PM PST
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Parliamentary Debate - Texas Two Step Swing

Thank you to all our donors for helping us reach our initial goal! Can you help us get to $5,000?

Any donations beyond our initial goal will go towards sending an additional two teams to the Two-Step and setting up a scholarship fund for members with financial need. 



Parliamentary Debate at Berkeley, UC Berkeley’s Graphic showing cost breakdown; of $9,600 total, $4,500 will go to flights, $2,100 to fees, $1,800 to hotel costs, and $1,200 to rental carsnational championship-winning NPDA debate team, provides individuals of all experience levels with the opportunity to successfully compete in intercollegiate parliamentary debate. We are currently hoping to fundraise for six of our two-person teams to attend the Texas Two Step, a week-long debate tournament in January.

Most other universities that compete in this form of debate have full-time coaches, a budget, and administrative support, but we rely on your donations and support to keep our program running and attend tournaments. The $3,000 we are aiming to raise will go directly to covering the additional transportation and registration costs of sending more than two teams, and would allow us to send at least two more teams to the tournament. 

Photo of the team with the NPDA trophy after closing out NPDA nationals. We have had great successes at the Texas Two Step in the past! Last year, a UC Berkeley team took second place and won an award for the best preliminary record. We have also had individual debaters place first and second in speaking points, with three others in the top 20.  Right now, we have the financial ability to send only two partnerships, which usually end up being students with the most competitive experience and have also attended multiple other travel tournaments.

Graphic showing the additional cost for each team sent to the tournament. The cost for 1 team is $2,200; for 2 teams, $3,500; for 3 teams, $5,200; for 4 teams, $6,600; for 5 teams, $8,700; and for 6 teams, $9,600.

Because the Two Step is actually two back-to-back tournaments, it doubles our teams’ chances to qualify for Nationals and attend two tournaments for the price of one. Any donations we receive will directly benefit our less experienced teams to allow for debate education, as well as lower income students who might otherwise be unable to compete. Please donate today to support our mission in keeping debate inclusive to all our passionate students. 

Photo of the team dressed in Halloween costumes for the 2018 Golden Gate Invitational.

If you have any questions about the team or want to get in touch, please feel free to reach out! You can contact us via email at, or through our Facebook page at Also, keep track of the team's progress at

Our way
of Thanking You


Website Shoutout

For donations $25 or above, we'll list your name in a thank you page on our team website, which will then be shared from our social media page.

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Estimated Delivery: November 2019


Signed Photo

For donations $50 or above, we'll send you a photo of the team from the Texas Two Step with signatures from all attending team members.

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020


Thank You Note

For donations $100 or above, we'll send you a handwritten thank you note from the Texas Two Step attendants in addition to the signed photo.

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020


Thank You Video

Our top 5 donors over $100 will receive a personalized thank you video from the attendants of the Texas Two Step, in addition to the thank you note and signed photo.

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Estimated Delivery: January 2020
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