Denverite Presents “The People’s Forum”: A Mayoral Campaign Event Focusing on Marginalized Communities
Denver, March 6, 2023 - Denverite, the Denver-focused news site from Colorado Public Radio, will host a mayoral forum focusing on issues affecting communities of color March 7 at the Carla Madison Rec Center at 5 p.m. The forum will feature the top seven candidates based on Fair Elections Fund money received, and it will be streamed live at cpr.org.
“Nonprofits and groups that work directly with communities that have long felt ignored by the power structure in the city, including us — the media — have shared their top concerns with us,” Denverite editor Obed Manuel said in a story about the event. “The candidates will hear and answer questions crafted directly by these groups, as well as a few based on Denverite’s own reporting on issues affecting communities of color in Denver.”
The forum will be available to livestream at cpr.org/mayor and on Denverite’s Facebook page. A small number of seats to watch the forum in-person were released to the general public and quickly claimed.
The People’s Forum will be presented in collaboration with a number of community nonprofits, including Servicios de la Raza, Denver Justice Project and Colorado Black Women for Political Action. The seven candidates planning to attend (in order of FEF funds they’ve received) are: Kelly Brough, Leslie Herod, Chris Hansen, Mike Johnston, Debbie Ortega, Kwame Spearman and Lisa Calderón.
Denverite’s mayoral coverage has included conversations with all 17 candidates who will appear on the April 4 ballot, reporting on many of the candidates’ platforms, explorations of campaign fundraising and more. Learn more about Denverite’s approach to covering this election.
The People’s Forum will take place March 7, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. streaming live at cpr.org/mayor.
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