October 10, 2019
Public invited to The People's Forum
The Staley School of Leadership Studies will host The People's Forum from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 10 in Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The People's Forum is a city commission candidate forum for the upcoming election in Manhattan. Seven out of eight candidates will be in attendance: Aaron Estabrook, Kaleb James, Linda Morse, Mauren Sheahan, Mary Renee Shirk, Sarah Siders and Vincent Tracey.
A family room for parents and children will be available at this event.
Issues that candidates will speak on include:
- Rental inspections
- Living wages
- Climate change
- Affordable housing
- Biking and walking
- Participatory budgeting
- LGBTQ rights
Structure of forum:
A select group of community organizations has prepared specific "asks" of each of the candidates. Speakers will share a brief personal impact story, followed by the related organizational "ask"; city commission candidates will have a brief, timed period to respond directly to each speaker's story and organizational "ask" before moving on to the next organization's speaker.
The People's Forum MHK coalition is comprised of representatives from Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice, Renters Together MHK, Bike Walk MHK, Flint Hills Human Rights Project and Northview Rising.