Communities of Color Mayoral Forum & Questionnaire Responses
On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, the Boston NAACP joined the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, University of Massachusetts’ Commonwealth Compact and the Coalition of Community Groups in hosting the Community of Color Mayoral Forum. All 12 candidates participated and the Kroc Center’s auditorium was at capacity with standing room only.
The over 300 attendees were treated to a frank conversation about issues importance to communities of color (jobs, education, public safety and business). The Boston NAACP is proud to have participated in what was arguably the “game changing” event in this mayoral election.
The Boston NAACP issued a Communities of Color Mayoral Questionnaire to all of the candidates and received responses from 10 out of 12 candidates. The candidates were limited to 150 words for the publication. A version is being distributed in the community that is edited down to the limited text. However, CLICK HERE to read their responses in their entirety.