Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thank you to the candidates who appeared at our Candidates Forum!

Thank you to all of the candidates for the March 2015 Democratic primary who appeared at our candidates forum on Thursday night at the Carpenter Branch Library on South Grand.  We had a great turn-out of 15th Ward Dems, neighbors and several Democrats from other wards to hear from the candidates.

Both Democratic candidates for President of the Board of Aldermen - Lewis Reed and Jimmie Matthews - were in attendance as were both Democratic candidates for 15th Ward Alderman - Megan Green and Beth Braznell.

All candidates answered questions submitted by the audience and topics of discussion ranged far and wide including the proposal for the new football stadium proposal, the use of TIF and tax abatement, crime/safety, policing practices, and city services.

The next step is for the eligible voting members of the 15th Ward Democrats to meet, discuss the candidates, and vote on endorsements.  The endorsements will be announced to the candidates and then to the public on this website and via Facebook and Twitter.

Do you live in the 15th Ward and want to participate in a more active way in ward, city, state and national Democratic politics?  If so, come join the 15th Ward Democrats!  Membership is inexpensive ($10).  Participation is made easy due to the many fun events we host throughout the year (Pride Parade float; annual picnic in Tower Grove Park; parties; voter registration drives; GOTV; canvassing for candidates; etc.) and it's easy to become an eligible voting member.

As an open ward organization -- in which the members of the ward organization determine the endorsements and where the membership is open to all Democrats -- we welcome all new members who want to be active.  We're even glad to have Democrats from other wards in the city join us as honorary members!

For more information about membership, please contact us at info@15thward.org or join us at one of our monthly meetings which are held on the fourth Thursdays of most months.  Please follow our website for meeting announcements.

1 comment:

Beth Braznell for 15th Ward Alderman said...

Thanks to the 15th Ward Dems for proving an opportunity to speak!