Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 46 / 16 November 2017
 

State gay group to webcast forums with state Dem candidates

This Sunday, April 25 Equality California, the statewide LGBT lobbyist group, will be hosting forums with the Democratic candidates running for state offices in the June Primary at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

And for those political junkies who can’t be there in person, EQCA for the first time will be webcasting the event. It is also asking people to email in questions for the candidates ahead of time.

At the event, candidates will take questions from a panel composed of members of the press and community leaders.

Topics expected to be covered include LGBT healthcare, protections for LGBT students; and prosecuting hate crimes against LGBT Californians.

The forum will not cover the governor’s race, in which Attorney General Jerry Brown is all but assured of receiving his party’s nomination to seek his old job back in the fall election.

The morning session from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will cover the races for insurance commissioner and attorney general, in which San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris is among the candidates.

The afternoon session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. will cover the race for superintendent of public instruction and lieutenant governor. The race for the state’s largely ceremonial second-in-command has split LGBT voters up and down the state between supporting San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Councilmember Janice Hahn.

Of the four candidate forums, the one with Newsom and Hahn could produce the most sparks.

EQCA’s Political Action Committee has yet to endorse in the races.

To watch live online go to  eqcapac.org/forum/online.

And to submit questions before the event, send an email to mythoughts@eqca.org.

— Matthew S. Bajko, April 21, 2010 @ 3:52 pm PST
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