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Election Forum Profusion:
Here are your many opportunities
to learn about local candidates and ballot issues
in the Pikes Peak region

Ballots to be mailed beginning October 13, 2009


Colorado Springs Ballot Measure and School Board Candidate Forum
What: This lively forum will include pro and con speakers and audience questions about Colorado Springs ballot measures 2C and 300, and presentations by school board candidates from District 11 and District 2.

Measure 2C - Pro: Councilwoman Jan Martin, Con: Andy McElhany
Measure 300 - Pro: Douglas Bruce, Con: Councilman Scott Hente

Enjoy free Bristol beer at a reception following the forum. As always, this event is free and open to the public! Contact Citizens Project for more information at info@citizensproject.org
or 520-9899.


When:
Tuesday October 13, 2009, 5:30 - 7:30pm


Where:
Carnegie Room at Penrose Library, 20 North Cascade

Who: Hosted by Citizens Project, the Colorado Springs Independent and the Pikes Peak Equality Coalition, with support from the League of Women Voters, Artemis, the Sierra Club, NAACP, the Pride Center, Pikes Peak Equality Coalition, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Bristol Brewing Company, and KRCC.



District 49 School Board Candidate Forum
What: A candidate forum that is free and open to the public, featuring moderator and audience questions. A reception will follow the forum. Contact Citizens Project for more information at info@citizensproject.org or 520-9899.

When: Wednesday October 14, 2009, 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Sand Creek High School Auditorium, 7005 N Carefree
Circle

Who: Hosted by Citizens Project and the Colorado Springs Independent, with support from League of Women Voters, Artemis, Sierra Club, NAACP, Pride Center, Pikes Peak Equality Coalition, and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains


Manitou Springs Council and School Board Candidate Forum 
What: A candidate forum that is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the forum. Contact Citizens Project for more information at info@citizensproject.org or 520-9899.

When: Monday October 12, 2009, 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs

Who: Hosted by Citizens Project and the Colorado Springs Independent, with support from League of Women Voters, Artemis, the Sierra Club, NAACP, Pride Center, Pikes Peak Equality Coalition, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Bristol Brewing Company, and KRCC.





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Watch for the Citizens Project & Pikes Peak Equality Coalition Candidate Survey Voter Guide in the October 8 issue of the Colorado Springs Independent, or view it on our web site.


Also, check out these other forums and events:

Diversity Forum Community Strategic Planning Focus Group
When: September 29, 2009, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Where: Penrose Library, 2nd Floor, 20 North Cascade
Who: Facilitator is Susan Saksa from Leadership Pikes Peak
What: The Colorado Springs Diversity Forum is trying to gather information from as many sources as possible to put together a working plan for the future. Your input is vital! RSVP to info@cospdiversityforum.org 
 
Dream City Brown Bag Lunch Series

When: Monday October 5, 11:30am - 1pm
Where: Penrose Library, Carnegie Reading Room
What: Jan Martin and Andy McElhany will each provide brief presentations to set the context for a community conversation. Are things like public transportation, city parks and community centers luxuries or necessities? Does our communal assessment change depending on the current economic conditions? If we deem these things necessities, how should we pay for them? Join
Dream City for a facilitated community dialogue on these important issues facing the community.
 
This is the first in the Dream City Brown Bag Lunch Series that will address topical issues as they arise. RSVP by Oct. 1 to
becci@leadershippikespeak.org.
 
Televised debate on 2C
When: Wednesday October 7, 6:30pm
Where: Carnegie Room at Penrose Library, 20 North Cascade
What: News First 5 is hosting a live-televised debate on Measure 2C along with the Gazette, the Independent and the Pikes Peak Library District. Councilwoman Jan Martin and former State Senate Minority Leader Andy McElhany will take questions from members of the local media and the public. Watch it live on News First Channel 5 and NewsFirst5.com.
 
School District 20 Candidate Forums
When and where: October 6, 2009 at 6:30 pm at Eagleview Middle School
October 8, 2009 at 6:30pm at Mountain Range Middle School 
Who: Hosted by the League of Women Voters

School District 11 Candidate Forum

When: October 7, 2009 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: School District 11 administration building, 1115 N. El Paso Street
Who: Hosted by the League of Women Voters

School District 49 Candidate Forum
When: October 3, 2009 from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Where: Friendship Assembly of God Church, 3685 New Center Point (southwest of Powers Blvd. and N. Carefree Cir.)
Who: For information contact Chris Worshim at 638-9919

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