Worcester Get Out The Vote Initiative Announces Candidates Forums
Monday, September 16, 2013
Both forums are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
"These forums really represent the potential we have in this city to foster large and sustainable community partnerships," said David LeBoeuf, Interim Director of the Initiative for Engaged Citizenship. "Our event has the largest number of community organizational co-sponsors and all of the questions are derived directly from these groups who are on the ground working in our neighborhoods."
The format for both events, primarily limiting candidate responses to one minute, will be a centerpiece. "The format we used has received great reviews from candidates, community partners, and audience members alike," LeBeouf said. "By limiting responses to 1 minute it enables the events to cover more topics and for the candidates to speak directly to the concerns residents have."
Worcester School Committee Forum: September 25th
Come hear candidates for Worcester's School Committee speak at GOTV's forum, which will be at 7pm at the Worcester Public Library.
Current sponsors of the event include:
Worcester Branch NAACP, EPOCA, ACLU of Central MA, N-Cite, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, MOSAIC, Neighbor 2 Neighbor Education Fund, East Side CDC, EPOCA, Pernet Family Health, the Canal District Alliance, South East Asian Coalition, African Community Education, Worcester Latino Minister's Alliance, MassVote, YWCA, MA Jobs with Justice, Worcester Community Connections Coalition, Oak Hill CDC and the Neighborworks Homeownership Center, Youth 4 District 4 Advisory Council, Worcester Unemployment Action Group Liberian Association of Worcester County, and the Initiative for Engaged Citizenship.
For more, go to this event's Facebook page, here.
Worcester At-Large City Council Forum: October 2nd
Candidates for Worcester's at-large council spots participate in this early fall forum, scheduled for 7pm at the Worcester Public Library. More details will be forthcoming from GOTV. Check its Facebook page, here, for updates.
Don't forget to register to vote
GOTV Initiative reminds voters that the deadline for registering to vote in municipal elections is October 16th, 2013. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th, 2013.
"At the end of the day the ultimate goal of these events is to show how our city is changing and that we need elected leaders to be forward thinking and embrace this change," said LeBoeuf. "Our mission is to bring more people to the table and have their voices heard. Hopefully the forums can show that when we as a city make an active effort to include more people at the table we all benefit. "
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