Anuncios de COHO

A blog for the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, a membership group based in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum Focusing on the Latino Community

Monday, March 12, 2007 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Location: Guadalupe Center, Inc. – Auditorium;
1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108

There is no denying that a burgeoning community of Latino voters is currently playing a larger role in the politics of Kansas City.

In order to specifically address the needs, concerns and interests of this growing contingent of voters in Kansas City; candidates for elected office throughout the metro area are soon to take part in a Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum that specifically focuses on our city’s Latino community.

The Coalition of Hispanic Organizations (COHO) is organizing the forum in collaboration with Dos Mundos, KC Hispanic News, La Raza Political Club and the Westside Political Forum Committee on Monday, March 12, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Guadalupe Center, Inc. Auditorium located at 1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez – Kansas City, MO.

Just as the local Latino community is defined by its unique characteristics and culture, the forum addressing this community will be equally distinctive. All candidates attending the forum have been asked to submit a one page synopsis of what they believe are the three top issues and concerns for our Latino and urban community and what they will do to address those concerns, if elected. The forum will also host a panel to pose questions to the candidates and the even will not only include Spanish language translation but also will be simulcast on local Spanish language radio programs.

Mayoral Candidates Mark Funkhouser and Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Brooks have already committed to participating in the event along with a number of City Council candidates. The invitation to all candidates remains open as there are significant numbers of Latinos living in every part of Kansas City. The number of candidates confirming their attendance continues to grow daily.

For more information on this political forum intended to address an increasingly important segment of Kansas City’s electorate please contact Rita Valenciano at or 816/421-7577

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