Media Coverage of the Delta’s City Council Candidate Forum

24 Oct

Last Thursday the Asheville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in support of the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, hosted a City Council Candidate forum with a focus on race issues in Asheville.

Here is an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article about the forum:

“City Council candidates debated race relations, police oversight by residents and whether the city should take on enforcement of immigration laws in an effort to differentiate themselves as voters begin picking municipal leaders for the next four years.

Early voting is already under way and with less than three weeks before the Nov. 8 election day, candidates used a race relations forum to advance their campaigns.

Top vote-getters will take three open seats on the seven-member council.

The forum was sponsored by the Asheville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the YWCA, which hosted the event at its South French Broad Avenue facility. Most of the more than two dozen audience members were African-Americans, a rarity at council forums. All of the candidates are white.

Candidates sounded similar notes on issues, including whether builders should be mandated to include affordable housing and whether police should be enforcers of federal immigration rules.”

Read the full Citizen-Times article here.

Listen to the Mountain Xpress podcast about the forum.

Look for an article in the next issue of Mountain Xpress.

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