Every time an election comes around, our mailboxes fill to overflowing with colorful advertisements plastered with empty slogans. And the Voter’s Pamphlet isn’t any more informative than those mass-mailers, is it? Sure, each candidate promises to “fight” for all the right things, but don’t those all sound alike? Don’t you wish for the chance to ask the politicians your own questions? Don’t you want the opportunity to hear from the candidates directly instead of just reading advertising copy?
Well, we have now created a chance to do just that, with our Local Candidates’ Forum via Zoom, coming this Sunday October 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The Disability Without Abuse Project is generously hosting this forum for us. The Project has been invited to challenge our local candidates on disabilities issues, but this forum is for you. So join us and ask about whatever issues are most on your mind. Even if you have already voted, this is your opportunity to bring your candidates into the conversation.
www.disabilitywithoutabuse.com invited all of the candidates for the targeted positions. When two candidates accepted, there will be a debate. When only one candidate accepted, the forum for the open position will be in a town hall format. (And for candidates who have not accepted – it’s not too late to change your mind!)
for State Representative, 10th District:
DAVID GOMBERG and MAX SHERMAN
The Town Halls:
State Senator, 5th District: MELISSA CRIBBINS
Judge of the Circuit Court, 17th District, Position 2: AMANDA BENJAMIN
Lincoln County Commissioner, Position 2: CLAIRE HALL
Here’s how you can ATTEND and PARTICIPATE:
Click on the event at Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 9680 5058
For a personal invitation with full instructions, you can request an invitation to the forum by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also send in your questions ahead of time, either to that email address or by posting them at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/realquestions
Or you can enter them into “chat” while the live forum is going on.