Mayoral forum puts immigration at center of Philly elections
A diverse group of local coalitions are hosting a mayoral forum centered exclusively around immigration issues addressing the communities’ main concerns.
Approximately 200 to 250 attendees are expected. There will be simultaneous translation devices in a number of languages to accommodate those with limited English proficiency without stopping for translation.
All six mayoral candidates have confirmed their participation for the event which will take place from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday April 11 at the The German Society of Philadelphia, located at 611 Spring Garden Street.
Candidates will arrive by 3:15 and the event will start promptly with opening remarks by Reverend Adan Mairena and introductions of the candidates by moderator Loraine Ballard Morrill. After opening remarks, questions will be fielded by candidates from the host organizations and audience.
Sponsored by United Voices for Philadelphia A diverse multiethnic, multicultural group whose voices are often underrepresented in "mainstream" Philadelphia. United Voices include Latino, Asian, African, Caribbean, Arab, Muslim, immigrants organizations and individuals.
During the two and a half hours of the forum a variety of topics will be discussed. From education, health services, public safety and employment, to electoral participation and the candidates’ commitment and accountability towards Philadelphia immigrant community.
To register for free you can visit ticketleap.com.