The Dolores Huerta Foundation and a collaboration of other organizations are hosting a candidate forum 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m on Wednesday, September 14 at Beale Library. The forum will also be livestreamed on zoom for those who can not attend.
The forum is a chance for community members to meet and learn more about those running city council and the board of supervisors. Lori Pesante, Civic engagement director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation said the forum will uplift community voices.
“To ensure that community voices are heard by candidates seeking to represent them and to provide the information people need to be able to vote with confidence,” said Pesante about the purpose of the forum.
Confirmed candidates for the forum include:
Ward 3 – Bakersfield City Council
- Boyd Binninger
- Zeferino Barron
- Lonnie Blain Daddow
Ward 7 – Bakersfield City Council
- Manpreet Kaur
- Raj Gill
District 3 – Kern County Board of Supervisors
- Brian Smith
A rapid fire section will also take place to hear candidates position on measures J (supervisor term limits) and measure K (1% sales tax increase)
The forum will be interpreted in Spanish and Punjabi. To join the forum via zoom the meeting ID is 874 9114 9484.
All of the organizations hosting this forum include:
Dolores Huerta Foundation
Leadership Council Justice & Accountability
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Center for Race Poverty and the Environment
United Domestic Workers
All of Us or None
Kern County Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
Comunidades Aliadas Tomando Acción
Building Healthy Communities Kern
Vision y Compromiso
Loud 4 Tomorrow
Central Valley United for Power
Greenfield Walking Group
Central Valley Partnership