One Everett, a local community action group that formed in support of the Wynn Casino proposal two years ago, has announced its plans to host a Council Candidates Forum tonight Wednesday, October 14, to help voters familiarize themselves with the candidates for City Council.
The Candidates Forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the downstairs hall of the Immaculate Conception Church, located at 489 Broadway.
According to One Everett officials, the Forum will provide residents with a chance “to not only meet the candidates who are running for city council, but also will have a chance to hear their stance and ask questions on issues, including affordable housing, good jobs, immigration and civic participation, youth opportunities and public health and safety.”
With more than 25 candidates running for the City Council, including the incumbents and challengers for every seat, One Everett feels it is important to provide this opportunity for voters and residents to get to know the men and women seeking their votes.
One Everett’s mission is to ensure resident access and inclusion in all aspects of civic life, building a healthy community that ensures that issues of economic and social injustice are addressed, focusing on housing affordability, good jobs, public education and immigrant rights.
“One Everett is proud to host this event for our members and neighbors in the community,” said Reverend Myrlande DesRosiers, who is a founding member of One Everett, a resident of the city and executive director of the Everett Haitian Community Center.