Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Candidate Forum on April 28 (Another Opportunity for Advocacy)

Michelle Lujan Grisham (center)
Last November, Bread for the World members in Albuquerque met with five of the candidates seeking the soon-to-be vacant seat in the First Congressional District.  

We delivered petitions from Bread members and anti-hunger advocates urging the candidates that if they elected to that seat that they commit to protect programs that help the poor and vulnerable. Read more.

Martin Chavez (2nd from left)
We will continue to seek opportunities to continue the discourse with the candidates and post them on this site.  We recently learned via  NMPolitics.net  that the three of the candidates with whom we met, Democrats Martin Chavez, Eric Griego and Michelle Lujan Grisham, will participate in a forum on Saturday, April 28, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12st NW in Albuquerque, 9:30-11:30 A.M. 
Eric Griego (center)
The event, described as an "old fashioned town hall  meeting, is sponsored by the Ward 11A Democrats.  Here is a  flyer with information on how to present a question to the candidates.  We hope some of our Bread members in the First Congressional District  will be there.

Bread for the World is a nonpartisan organization, and we hope to publicize activities of the two remaining Republican candidates, Janice Arnold-Jones and Gary Smith.  The other GOP candidate, Dan Lewis, has dropped out of the race.

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