Archive for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Voter Education Coalition to sponsor events for Lawrence residents to meet and question candidates for school and city elections

Lawrence City Commission candidates Sven Alstrom, Bob Schumm, Mike Dever, Mike Machell and Hugh Carter participated in the Voter Education Coalition forum Monday, March 14.

March 15, 2011


The local Voter Education Coalition has announced plans for a Lawrence school board forum and a Candidate Fair for school and City Commission candidates.

A forum featuring candidates for the Lawrence school board is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City Commission chambers at City Hall. The event will be streamed live on and broadcast live on Knology Channel 25. Questions for the candidates will be provided by VEC partners and will be accepted from audience members attending the event. Replays of the 90-minute forum will be available after the event at and OnDemand on the Knology system.

A Candidate Fair for candidates in both the school and city races is planned from 10 a.m. to noon April 2 at the Lawrence Visitors Center, 402 N. Second St. Tables will be provided for all the candidates, who have been invited to pass out materials and meet with voters.

“This is a new event for us, and we hope local voters will take advantage of this opportunity to meet informally with candidates and ask any questions they have before voting on April 5,” said VEC co-chair Pattie Johnston.

The Voter Education Coalition is a nonpartisan partnership of more than 20 community organizations aimed at promoting civil dialogue and voter participation. A full list of partners is available on the VEC’s Facebook page.


consumer1 7 years, 2 months ago

which of these members are truley nonpartisan??

Coalition Partners: • American Association of Retired Persons • American Association of University Women • Bert Nash Community Health Center • Chamber of Commerce • Community Living Organization (CLO) • Douglas County Area Chapter, Federation of the Blind • Douglas County Coalition on Aging • Douglas County Farm Bureau • Downtown Lawrence • Kansas Equality Coalition of Lawrence-Douglas County • KLWN • Landlords of Lawrence • Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods..

Each one has their own agenda to support.

svenway_park 7 years, 2 months ago

Consumer: You evidently do not understand the meaning of the word nonpartisan? Try out a dictionary.

DeMontfort 7 years, 2 months ago

Yoo hoo...might want to include the date of this one:

"A forum featuring candidates for the Lawrence school board is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City Commission chambers at City Hall."

Because it sounds like it's tonight and there is a city commission meeting tonight.

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