Wednesday, August 28, 2013

EB Ecumenical Community Council to hold mayoral forum on August 30 (Friday)

This just in from EBECC:

For more information contact Rosa Pineda at 617-567-2750.

EBECC is sponsoring a mayoral candidate dialogue with constituencies supported by the organization and the community of East Boston.

The face-to-face dialogue is aimed at getting the leading candidates for mayor to explain how they would ensure that the city has a healthier, fairer, more affordable, and more sustainable and inclusive economy.

Since its founding in 1978, EBECC has served residents of different racial, ethnic and national backgrounds, reflecting demographic changes in East Boston.  Given the neighborhoods large and rapidly growing Latino immigrant population and the numerous challenges this population faces, EBECC, since 2005, has been focusing solely on Latino immigrants of all ages and transforming them into voters or potential voters.

EBECC is a neighborhood-based organization whose mission today is to promote the advancement of Latino constituencies through education, immigration services, advocacy, community organizing and leadership development.  A group of parents, students and staff and board members would like to have a conversation with these candidates and this is an opportunity for you to do the same. 

Concretely, we are interested in hearing their vision about Boston's future and their position on key issues including:

  • Education;
  • Health & Nutrition for Children;
  • Job Creation;
  • Safety & Security and Police Diversity;
  • Neighborhood Development.

Confirmed candidates:
  • Felix Arroyo;
  • John Barros;
  • Daniel Conley;
  • John Connolly.

When: Friday, August 30, 2013, 2 to 4 p.m.  (Doors open at 1:30 pm)

Where: 50 Meridian Street, East Boston (located in the basement of the East Boston Post Office and across from the Police Station).

Source: EBECC, 8/28