What would you ask the at-large DC Council candidates?
I'm moderating a forum with the at-large Democratic candidates for DC Council on Tuesday, March 13, organized by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance. What questions would you like them to answer?
The forum is at the Black Cat, 1811 14th Street, NW. Doors open at 6:30, and the forum will run from 7 to 8. All 4 candidates for the Democratic primary, Sekou Biddle, E. Gail Anderson Holness, Vincent Orange, and Peter Shapiro are attending.
The last go-around, at least several candidates made it difficult for voters to really pin down how they differed on important issues, and avoided taking stands on some of the tough controversies of the day. Knowing what the candidates believe is vital to making an informed decision, so I'm looking for questions that really probe into these key issues.
Please suggest your questions in the comments, and if you really like another one, submit a comment saying so. Please think about how a candidate might answer or how they might avoid answering a given item, and see if you can design your question to push them to give a good answer. I'll pick some of the best ones for the forum.
Plus, I hope you can attend the forum on Tuesday! It's free and open to the public. It's mostly standing room, with some limited seating for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. An informal reception afterward with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will follow at the nearby Café Saint-Ex, 1847 14th Street, NW.
The forum is cosponsored by Borderstan, the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association, the Dupont Circle Merchants and Professionals Association, Dupont Circle Village, Dupont Festival, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, the Logan Circle Community Association, the Meridian Hill Association, and the U Street Neighborhood Association.
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