Town Meeting Day Election Forums: Vermont Institute for Community and International Involvement Burlington Mayoral Forum
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The Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement (VICII), the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV), and the Caroline Fund all co-sponsor this mayoral debate. In these COVID times of shut downs of the economy, culture, civil liberties, prohibitions on public gatherings, and the restrictions on much of City life, the debate focuses on the hopes and plans to recover, restore, reform and transform Burlington where people and their representatives can create a fair, just, prosperous, and beautiful community.
Thato Ratsebe, Associate Director and Programs Manager of AALV, welcomes the candidates and the public. The participating candidates are, in alphabetical order, City Councilor Ali Dieng, City Council President Max Tracy, Mayor Miro Weinberger, and Patrick White, mayoral candidate. Each candidate makes an opening statement, and members of the three sponsoring organizations ask questions. Candidates also have the opportunity to ask questions of one another.
For further information please contact: Sandy Baird, Caroline Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the sponsoring organizations:
The Vermont Institute of Community and International Involvement (VICII) is a non-profit, educational organization based in Burlington, Vermont, working to build a vibrant and just community with engaged citizens through dialogue, education, debate, discussion and friendship.
The Association of Africans Living in Vermont helps new Americans from all parts of the world gain independence in their new communities through a range of integration services, including bridging case management, workforce development, behavioral health awareness, and interpreter services programming.
The Caroline Fund helps women in emergencies and gives free legal consultation at the Pro Se Law Clinic. Funding is provided by the community in honor of Caroline Baird Crichfield who was killed in an incident of domestic violence.