Tuesday, January 31, 2006

DFA Presents 1st 2006 Candidate Forum

DFA Presents 1st 2006 Candidate Forum 7:00 PM, Wednesday, February 1, 2006 Pittsfield Township Hall 6201 West Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor 48108 Lynn Rivers will moderate. Networking, socializing, refreshments, raffle and more! Democratic candidates have been invited to sit on the panel to answer questions written in advance by DFA and additional questions gathered from the audience. Confirmed panelists include: State Senator Liz Brater; challengers for the 7th US Congressional District: Daryl Campbell, Chuck Ream and Fred Strack; candidate for the 17th State Senate seat, Bob Schockman; candidates for the 53rd House seat: Leigh Greden and Rebekah Warren; and Terry Spryszak, Congressman Dingell's District Director (17th US Congressional District).
Written up by Anne. I encourage everyone in this voting district to attend. The candidates need to see that their constituents are interested and want to be involved. There is a psychological aspect to politics, and showing up at these kinds of events can make a difference. If nothing else, it shows the politicians that the people are paying attention; perhaps they will be more likely to behave themselves properly if they know we are watching, know we will challenge them if they do wrong, congratulate them if they do well. As I always say, "vote with your face."