The Memphis Branch NAACP will host a Candidates Forum on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Mt. Olive CME Cathedral on 538 Linden at Lauderdale at 4:00 p.m. Candidates will make a brief presentation and be available for questions from the audience.
This meeting is open to NAACP members and all interested citizens. “It is important that we are informed about the candidates who have presented themselves for service,” says Dr. Warner Dickerson, President of the Memphis Branch NAACP. “Our goal is to provide voter empowerment through voter registration, voter education, get-out-the-vote activities and election monitoring. This is just one of the events that we are hosting to achieve our objectives.”
The NAACP is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse candidates. All citizens are encouraged to attend.
Early voting begins July 13-28, 2012 and Election Day is August 2, 2012. Positions on the August 2nd Ballot are as followed: Assessor of Property, County Commission – District 1, Position 3, District Attorney General, General Sessions Court Clerk, Shelby County Board of Education – District 1 through District 7, State Senate- District 30 and District 32, State Representative- District 83 through District 99, U.S. Congress – District 9.