CONTACT: Evan Serpick
BALTIMORE – Next Wednesday, March 16 at Union Baptist Church in West Baltimore, Open Society Institute-Baltimore (OSI), Associated Black Charities (ABC) and Baltimore City Paper will hold the second of two mayoral primary forums. This forum will focus on issues related to the criminal justice system, including mass incarceration, school police, the public health crisis of addiction, policing, recidivism, and reentry services.
All of the candidates competing in Primary races have been invited, including Democrats, Republicans, and Greens. Among the candidates who have confirmed attendance are Sheila Dixon, Elizabeth Embry, DeRay McKesson, Nick Mosby, Catherine Pugh, Carl Stokes, and David Warnock.
Rev. Alvin Hathaway, pastor of Union Baptist, will be the host. Johns Hopkins University professor and author of “Knocking the Hustle” Lester Spence and City Paper editor Karen Houppert will moderate. There will also be a live webstream of the forum.
The forums’ goals are to reach new voters, increase voter turnout, and educate voters about the candidates’ priorities and positions. Candidates in attendance will have the chance to briefly introduce themselves before being asked a series of questions from the moderators that will try to hone in on candidates’ specific plans and goals.
RSVP for the forum on Facebook here.
Union Baptist Church
1219 Druid Hill Ave.