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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson to Speak at CWU

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson will speak at Central Washington University on Tuesday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre.

Ferguson plans to address a number of important issues facing Washington college students including the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and his successful challenge to the Trump Administration’s first executive order barring travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.

His talk will be followed by a question and answer session. The entire presentation will be livestreamed at

“Attorney General Ferguson has shown he is willing to fight for the rights of all the people of Washington, including the underserved, the underrepresented, and the forgotten,” noted CWU President James L. Gaudino. “It is a privilege to have him come to our campus to speak to our students about these important issues.”

The Attorney General, who began his legal career in Spokane, said he is looking forward to returning to Central and having an opportunity to interact with students.

“It’s never been more important for our young people to speak up and let their views be known,” Ferguson said. “Efforts such as the recent March for Our Lives prove they are not afraid to advocate for a better future.”

Following his campus appearance, Ferguson will meet in the evening with the Rotary Club of Ellensburg.

Ferguson, who is Washington’s 18th Attorney General, is the state’s chief legal officer. He directs about 600 attorneys and 600 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, the Governor, and the Legislature. He is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and a graduate of the University of Washington and New York University law school. He was elected to the office in 2012 and reelected in 2016.

Media contact: Richard Moreno, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-2714,