SEMINAR FOR VOTERS AND CANDIDATES
Tuesday, May 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Brightwood Branch Library, 359 Plainfield Street
The Springfield City Library and the Springfield Board of Elections will be hosting a Candidate/Voter Seminar on May 19th from 6pm – 7:30pm at the Brightwood Branch Library located at 359 Plainfield Street.
This is the second in a series of seminars being offered by the Civic and Community Engagement Team at the Springfield City Library and the Springfield Board of Elections aimed at encouraging civic engagement as it relates to voting and electoral participation. Elections staff will be on hand to register Springfield residents and help them check their voter status.
The seminar will focus on what it is like to be a candidate and once you’ve won the election, what it is like to be in office. Candidates and voters are invited to this moderated panel to hear about grassroots campaigning, learning about issues important to voters, fundraising, constituent work, and using social media. Audience questions will be encouraged.
State Representative Carlos Gonzalez, who counts the Brightwood Branch as one of the libraries in his district, will welcome participants. The panel, moderated by Reminder Publications editor G. Michael Dobbs, will include former candidates and officeholders Ernesto Cruz, Ivette Hernandez, Marjorie Hurst, and Bruce Stebbins.