Community Organizations Hosting Forum for Board of Supervisors Candidates

This is a press release from the Humboldt Del Norte Central Labor Council:

EUREKA, CA – Eight community groups have teamed up to host a community forum for all five candidates running for a Board of Supervisors seat in the upcoming election on June 5th. The Humboldt Del Norte Central Labor Council, North Coast People’s Alliance, Cooperation Humboldt, Health Care for All Humboldt, Northcoast Environmental Center, Centro del Pueblo, Move to Amend, Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, and True North are co-sponsoring the event, which will be held at the Labor Temple (840 E Street, Eureka) on May 10th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Each group will pose questions relevant to their missions to each of the five invited candidates – incumbent Virginia Bass and challengers Mary Ann Lyons and Dani Burkhart in District 4, and in District 5, incumbent Ryan Sundberg and challenger Steve Madrone. The forum will be moderated by Central Labor Council Secretary John Frahm, and will be livestreamed on Facebook and recorded to air soon after on Access Humboldt.

“Local residents are deeply engaged in political and social issues right now,” reports Tamara McFarland, North Coast People’s Alliance steering committee chair. “There is a growing awareness of the need to work collaboratively to achieve positive changes for the environment, economy, and social safety nets – that’s what is unique about this event, and why we’re so pleased to have such broad participation from multiple groups working on these issues in our community.”

This event is free and open to the public.


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6 years ago

The table isn’t very well rounded. Will the candidates feel safe if they don’t answer politically correctly? Mob ruled democracies are pretty scary.