Wednesday, February 20, 2008

NC Election 2008: Coalition Candidate Forum

Coalition Candidate Forum
Monday, February 25
8:00-5:00 PM
The Arena Club
RBC Center Raleigh, NC
Please come and represent the developmental disability community. Let the candidates know that the DD community matters, and VOTES. The candidates need to see a full house so that they recognize that earning the disability vote matters!The Coalition is hosting a Candidate Forum from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the RBC Center in Raleigh. All major party candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor are being invited to attend and participate in this forum.Each candidate will be offered 30-45 minutes to come before those attending the forum and address various issues relating to mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. Candidates will be given time for a brief statement, be given four questions on topics we suggest they address, and will then have some time for moderated audience questions. This is NOT a debate. Candidates will each have their own time slot. Please join us to hear and be heard during this important election year.
This event is free and open to the public - registration not necessary.
Candidates scheduled to attend:
Dan Besse
Walter Dalton
Hampton Dellinger
Bill Graham
Richard Moore
Dennis Nielsen
Bob Orr
Beverly Perdue
Pat Smathers
Fred Smith
Even if you cannot attend the entire day, please come for a few hours. It is critical that the candidates see a good turnout so they understand how important disability issues are and that the disability community VOTES!While registration is not required, The Arc of NC would like to know if you are planning on attending.
Please e-mail to let her know you are coming.
Directions to the RBC Center are available on the RBC Center web site at: the top right hand corner, you will see a link to directions. You can also find maps etc from that link.
Thank you again for your advocacy!

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