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WakeUP Wake County is joining with AARP North Carolina, Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance, El Pueblo, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation, Raleigh/Apex NAACP, NC Asian Americans Together, League of Women Voters of Wake County, LGBT Center of Raleigh, Muslim American Public Affairs Council, and Oaks & Spokes, to host the 2022 Raleigh City Council Candidate Forum Series ahead of this November’s midterm elections.

This is the most diverse coalition of organizations to ever come together to put on local candidate forums in the Triangle. We’ve joined together to reach voters of color, voters with low incomes, and communities who have historically been disinvested from and engage them in the upcoming local election. Cities and towns have the sole authority on issues like zoning, investments in affordable housing, and public transportation; but often the voters who largely decide the candidates that get elected are not the residents who need these investments most. The decisions made on the local city level have huge impacts on our region and everyone’s daily lives. This coalition will bring together residents across Raleigh who will be most impacted by local government decisions to hear what candidates have to say on important issues.

During the month of September, Raleigh citizens will be able to engage with the candidates running in their own districts and ask them questions about issues that concern them and their families. Residents can sign up to get updates on the forums and submit questions online at https://bit.ly/2022RalForums.

The 2022 Raleigh City Council Candidate Forum Series will host seven separate events:

The forums will be in-person, will take place outside of normal business hours, and will have limited on-site childcare. Can’t make any of these dates? You can stream the forums live on WRAL.com.

Lastly, we encourage you to share these forum dates and keep the conversation going on Nextdoor.