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Season 20 Release Schedule
Monument releases content from August through December (Semester 1) and has all source material ready for competitive season (Semester 2). For a list of all Member downloads for Season 20, click here. The following is a general release schedule for Season 20:
- August 5, 2019 - All Preseason Material Releases. Every event category will be delivered their kick-off download.
- August 12, 2019 - Keys to Speech & Debate Success. This four-video course gets you prepared for the new year.
- August-September - Most informational material will be released (e.g. summaries, resolutional articles, etc.).
- September-December - All cases, negative/opposition briefs, and strategic source content will be released.
- Christmas 2019 - All downloads are complete! Individual sourcebooks are set up for sale through June 2020.
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Season 20 Debate Resolutions
Our Monument Member Team writes cases, briefs and articles for several debate leagues. The Season 20 resolutions are:
- NCFCA: "Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reform its energy policy."
- NSDA: "Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States."
- Stoa: "Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reform its banking, finance, and/or monetary policy."
- NCFCA: "Resolved: Preventive war is ethical."
- NSDA release six resolutions through the year, three of which Monument writes for:
- Sept/Oct Novice: "Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified."
- Sept/Oct Varsity: "Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions."
- Nov/Dec: "Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels."
- Jan/Feb 2020: "States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals."
- Mar/Apr 2020: To be announced February 1, 2020.
- Nationals: To be announced May 1, 2020.
- Stoa: "Resolved: Culture ought to value assimilation over multiculturalism."
- Public Forum:
- NSDA Sept/Oct: "Resolved: The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative."
- NSDA Nov/Dec: "Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms."
- NSDA Jan: "The United States should end its economic sanctions against Venezuela."
- NSDA Feb: To be announced January 1, 2020.
- NSDA Mar: To be announced February 1, 2020.
- NSDA Apr: To be announced March 1, 2020.
- NSDA Nationals: To be announced May 1, 2020.