Friday, April 3, 2009

April 7th Election Preview: The Race for County Executive and Issues of Civil Rights and Social Justice

On this Week's April 5th, 2009 Forward Forum, our guest for the full hour will be incumbent Dane County Executive Kathleeen Falk, who will be facing opponent Nancy Mistele in the April 7th election. A similar opportunity was also offered to candidate Mistele, but she did not respond to our request.

Listen to archived show

This broadcast--presented in collaboration with the civil rights coalition Communities United--will have a focus on civil rights and social justice, resonant with a mayoral forum our show sponsored in 2006, and a school board forum we sponsored in 2005. Both candidates were sent questionnaires by CU. Kathleen Falk responded, while Nancy Mistele did not. In all local races on the April ballot, the response rate was about 50 percent.

This is an important opportunity for you to learn more about Kathleen Falk's stands on civil rights and social justice issues. Please join in our conversation by calling 321-1670.

Communities United also received responses from all 3 candidates for Madison School Board: incumbent Arlene Silveira and her opponent Donald Gors; and incumbent Lucy Mathiak, who is running unopposed. CU also received responses in the Madison Common Council District 2 race, from incumbent Brenda Konkel and her opponent Bridget Maniaci; and in the District 5 race, where Hamilton Arendsen and Shiva Bidar-Sielaff are on the ballot.

Follow this link to read candidate responses: Questionnaire.

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