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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Indiana Equality to host forum to 7th district special election candidates

Below is information we found on a forum hosted by the gay community and is focused on where the candidates stand on gay related issues. We still feel strongly that a debate between the three candidates needs to take place. -HFFT

7th District Special Election Candidate Forum
Jesus Metropolitan Community Church
2950 East 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 7:00 p.m
Posted on gayindy.org

Please join Indiana Equality for a candidate forum for Indiana's Special Election to elect a new Member of Congress to represent Indiana's 7th Congressional District All official candidates for the special election will be invited to participate.

This is THE opportunity for you to ask questions of your candidates for Congress about their views on issues relevant to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Hoosiers
Attend the February 20th forum to find out the candidate's opinions on:

The Federal Marriage Act
The Mathew Shepard Act
The Military's Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy
Funding for the Ryan White CARE Act
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Additional information regarding the February 20th Candidate Forum will be posted on the Indiana Equality website (www.indianaequality.org) as it becomes available.

On the Web:Indiana Equality Website


Ed Angleton said...

A good start, but will it be televised or broadcast on radio? We need a media covered debate so all the voters in the 7th district can observe the cadidates debate all the issues.

Melyssa said...

You are right, Ed. We need a televised debate. Where is the media?

Also, this is not a debate, but a Q & A forum and will be about issues that directly affect the gay community. I will attend the event, and am obviously sympathetic with gay issues, but this forum does not represent the majority of Hoosiers.

We need a Congressperson that is there for ALL Hoosiers regardless of sexual identity, race, religion, or wealth.

And we need to hear ALL the issues debated fairly between the three candidates.