“Who Are We? Who are the Candidates? And Why Does it Matter?” will be the focus of a Candidates Forum for Michigan’s 14th Congressional District at Congregation Shaarey Zedek on Sunday, July 1 at 3:30 p.m. The program will be moderated by Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit Free Press.
The forum provide an opportunity to learn about the candidates running in the newly established 14th Congressional District, which stretches through southeast Michigan from Pontiac, West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills, eastward across the northern tier of the City of Detroit and into the Grosse Pointes, and then southward to include downtown and southwest Detroit.
The forum is presented by the Civic Engagement Coalition (CEC), a new group composed of organizations representing the urban, suburban, ethnic, racial and religious diversity of the district. The CEC was established to focus on social justice and other concerns that are important to its citizens, the district and the state of Michigan.
The candidates who have been invited to participate in the July 1 Candidates Forum are: Representative Hansen Clarke (Democrat), Bob Costello (Democrat), John Hauler (Republican), Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence (Democrat), Representative Gary Peters (Democrat) and Mary Waters (Democrat).
The partners of the Civic Engagement Coalition are: Ameinu, Bnai Brith, Congregation Beth Ahm, Congregation Beth Shalom, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Congregation Shir Tikvah, Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan, Hadassah, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Labor Committee, League of Women Voters, Metro Coalition of Congregations, Michigan Voice, National Council of Jewish Women, Temple Beth El, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Kol Ami, Temple Shir Shalom and Workmen’s Circle.
For more information about the Candidates Forum, contact Allan Gale at the Jewish Community Relations Council, 248-642-2641.