Youth in Brockton Lead & Host a Mayoral Forum – Elections Next Week

“In our community, we have many who feel excluded from the right jobs or schooling or better housing simply because of the circumstances they find themselves in. We are called by Jesus to be our brother and sister’s keeper, to have real concern for others. We need to learn more from Pope Francis and commit ourselves to be a real community. Let us listen to one another’s stories and then work together to build up the kingdom of God right here in Brockton.” – Vicar Fr. Joseph Raeke, Brockton Tri-Parish Congregations

The youth leaders of Brockton are hosting a Mayoral Forum in Brockton this week to hold mayoral candidates accountable for the needs of our city. They have claimed their voice, and are the ones in charge of making sure their communities are represented in this election process. They will be demanding an end to racial and economic exclusion.

The Mayoral Candidates Forum gives the Brockton public the chance to become better-engaged voters leading up to the fall elections. Brockton registered voters will be given the opportunity to hear the candidates running for the position of mayor respond to questions on key issues that are major concerns to our city residents.

“It’s important to acknowledge that the youthful population of this community is uninterested in the politics of the city. It is necessary to engage the youth as an equal voice and give them a platform to be heard. Only then will you see a change in the dynamics of the city.” – Richard Johnson

Mayoral Forum:
Thurs, Sept 17 at 6:30-8PM
St. Edith Stein Church in the lower hall
71 E. Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

For more information, please call Isabel Lopez at BIC at 508-587-9550.