Monday, October 20, 2008

League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

The Greater Middletown League of Women Voters is sponsoring a candidates forum on Tuesday, October 21st, at 7:00 PM, in the Council Chambers of Middletown City Hall. Joyce Rossitter, president of the League, told me that they expect all of the candidates running to represent Middletown in the Connecticut General Assembly to be there (for list, see the side bar on the top right of The Eye). Members of the audience can submit written questions to the candidates, on index cards available that night. Candidates will each give two minutes of remarks and then have a minute to answer each question from the audience.

Unfortunately, we get very little coverage of these candidates in the local media, so many voters may not be informed about who the candidates are and why they think we should vote for them. This is an important opportunity for residents to see and hear from all of the candidates in one place. It is a great event to bring children, so that they can see politicians firsthand, without the filters of advertising and media presentation associated with candidates for state-wide and national offices. Students from Middletown High will be ushers for this event, and students from Mercy High will be manning tables for the League of Women Voters.

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