Victory Praise to host Thursday election forum

 With election day slated for November 8 and early voting set to begin Tuesday, October 25, candidates are looking for every opportunity to try and convince undecided citizens to vote for them. 

This opportunity will happen at the Meet the Candidates event which will be held at Victory Praise and Worship Center at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 20. This annual event is sponsored by three local organizations, Iota Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Minden Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

This collaboration has been one that many in the community look forward to attending during election season as the event is non-partisan and non-intimidating. The sole purpose is to present information to the citizens of Webster Parish and encourage all to vote.

More than 60 letters and emails were sent to federal, state, parish, and local candidates. So far commitments to attend have been received by candidates vying for positions of U. S. Senator, mayor, police chief, school board members, and city council from all areas of Webster Parish.

Organizers of the event encourage all voters to come out to meet candidates and have an opportunity to informally speak to all candidates in attendance. In addition to meeting candidates, there will be information shared about amendments that will appear on the Nov. 8th ballot.

The leaders of these organizations would like to thank all candidates in advance who have agreed to attend and participate. All citizens of Webster Parish are encouraged to attend at 6 p.m. October 20 as we prepare to exercise our right to vote by making informed and educated decisions. For more information about this event, please contact any member of these organizations.

Please Note: The sponsoring organizations are all non-profit organizations. All candidates, Republicans, Democrats or Independents, running for office were invited to participate. The organizations are non-partisan and do not endorse candidates. 

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