The United State Senate is one of the 2 chambers that make up the US Legislative Branch. Composed of 100 members, 2 from each of the 50 states, the purpose of the Senate is to help deliberate legislation, confirm executive nominations, ratify treaties, and much more as the upper house of the US Government. The powers granted to the Senate are found in Article 1 Section 3 of the US Constitution, and help guide the Senate through its responsibilities even today. Senators are elected every 6 years, so unlike most MUN committees, where countries are usually permanently present, Senators must take into account the opinions of the states they represent, or face the consequences of being voted out of office. The rules of order for the United State Senate at PACMUN vary slightly to those of other committees, so if Senators want to get an idea of how debate will flow, the Senate Rules of Order are a good place to start. While the exact format for debate and procedure for PACMUN US Senate are still being worked out, Senators will be provided with more information about how debate will flow as we get closer to the conference. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to email us! The Senate is an advanced committee, so be aware that if you choose to represent a high ranking senator (Majority Leader, Whip, etc.) some extra responsibilities may be asked of you. We can't wait to see you all at PACMUN!
Position Papers are mandatory, and must be turned in to the dais by 11:59PM on Nov 13, 2016. The dais’ e-mail address is USsenate@pacificmun.com. Late position papers will not be considered for an award unless an extension has been requested by the delegate and approved by the dais at least 24 hours in advance.
Further questions or inquiries can be directed to the dais at USsenate@pacificmun.com.
Blake Hirst is a Senior at Woodinville High School. He loves MUN, working with other delegates to solve world issues, and having fun in the process. Blake is excited to be on Secretariat, and is excited to meet all of you at PACMUN 2016. In his free time, Blake likes to participate in DECA, FBLA, YMCA Youth and Government, WHS Tennis, Curling, and Debate. His favorite part of MUN is meeting new people and, at the same time, working to make the world a better place.
Kelsey Braford is currently a junior at Bellarmine Preparatory High School. This is her first time staffing at a conference, and she is looking forward to helping delegates have a memorable experience at PACMUN. Outside of Model UN, Kelsey enjoys participating in Youth and Government, volunteering at the YMCA, and ringing in her church's bell choir. Her favorite part of MUN is that young people can come together and learn about international issues, and she believes that awareness of what is going on in the world around you is essential to becoming a contributing member of society. She is excited to see delegates in committee this November!