FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WE ARE THE 99% GENERAL ELECTION FORUM TO FEATURE CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD
Seattle, WA. (October 28, 2011) – The Young Voters League will be uniting Seattle’s general election candidates for City Council and School Board in Seattle’s Central Area on Thursday, November 3rd, at the Monica’s Village Place Community Room from 6-9PM. All candidates for Seattle City Council and Seattle School Board have been invited.
The recent Occupy Wall Street and its affiliated movements have highlighted the dissatisfaction with the current state of electoral politics among young people and many others. One major criticism of the movement is that there are no clear issues policy objectives. Others add that if the movement wants to really have an impact that the energy must be translated in to votes. This forum will allow young voters and those who identify with the growing We Are The 99% and Occupy movements to pose specific questions to candidates related to local issues.
The Young Voters League exists to encourage political participation from younger voters, to facilitate dialogue between young voters and political candidates, and to assist young people in registering to vote and engage political process.
The event is co-sponsored by UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center, United African Political Affairs Committee, Seattle Displacement Coalition, United 4 Youth Coalition, Mothers Outreach Movement, African American Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Seattle Hip Hop Summit Action Network Youth Council, Brothers Building, Association for Africentric Development, Freedom Outreach Seattle, All City Chop, Black Women & Men United for Union Jobs, Bruce Lee Community Peace Garden Organizing Committee (UW), Kickit4aCause Entertainment & Promotions, Theroughbred Fitness & Boxing and in solidarity with local and international movements including Occupy Seattle, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Together, Occupy The Hood and Hip-Hop Occupies.
Monica’s Village Place is located at 140 23rd Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144. Enter on Main St.
WHAT: We Are The 99% General Election Candidate Forum
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 6pm – 9pm
WHERE: Monica’s Village Place Community Room
140 23rd Avenue S (Enter on Main St.)
Seattle, WA 98144