Voices of the City - Portland's 2012 Town Hall
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Time: 1-4 pm
- Location: PSU Hoffman Hall, 1833 SW 11th Ave
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Help set the agenda for Portland's 2012 elections by meeting with the people of Portland, Portland community groups, and the candidates for Portland Mayor and City Council.
Bring your questions and concerns about Portland's future.
This is a BIG event. All candidates for Portland's Mayor and City Council are being invited.
It's been endorsed by the GA, and it's being hosted by the Oregon Working Families Party and Occupy Portland. Please note: Occupy Portland does not and will not endorse any political parties or candidates. We continue to encourage people to take nonviolent direct action beyond voting and the electoral system.
You can learn more at pdxvoices.org.
The Town Hall provides an opportunity to have the candidates listen to you, and provides a way to network with your fellow Portlanders about critical issues in our community.
The event runs from 1-4 pm, and is followed by a meeting of Portland's WFP chapter. This Town hall complements the Local Candidate Forum held on the day before.
- 1-2 pm
- Public Issues Meeting
This public meeting enables everyone at the meeting to identify key issues important in Portland 2012 elections.
Using a Spokescouncil style model, everyone present will work together to bring these issues directly to the candidates at this event.
- 2-4 pm
- Candidates Forum
The candidates forum will focus on giving voice to members of the community and making the candidates speak to the real issues of real people, not pre-planned talking points. Testifiers from community groups will speak on issues ranging from municipal banking to job cuts and foreclosures.
- 4-5 pm
- WFP Chapter Meeting
The Portland chapter of the Working Families Party will meet together directly after the event. The public is welcome to attend, but only WFP members are authorized to participate in the deliberations and decision making processes of the chapter.