Youth to Question Election Candidates at Durham Forum
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It’s not often that teens get to ask questions directly to political candidates running for re-election, but that’s exactly the opportunity coming their way at the Youth Candidate Forum, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in Durham.
Organized by Kids Voting Durham, the forum, which will be located at the Holton Center in Durham, will be led by students, and only students can ask questions of candidates of the North Carolina State House and Senate candidates who will be there. If your children have opinions on issues that affect youth — whether they are about education funding and policies, gun rights or gun control, House Bill 2, driver’s education, juvenile justice or police enforcement policies — this is their chance to make their voices heard.
During the first part of the forum, students will discuss state government and come up with questions for the candidates, so no preparation is required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-560-7321.
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