April 12th (Crescent City, CA) - On Thursday, April 26th from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM, True North Organizing Network will host a public forum with the District 3 and District 4 candidates for the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors. The event, which will feature an information fair and include English to Spanish translation, refreshments, and childcare, will be held at Crescent Elk Middle School, 994 G St, Crescent City, CA 95531.
True North invites the Del Norte community to participate in this public forum, as our District Supervisors make important decisions every day that shape life in Del Norte County. We will discuss issues such as water and the environment, public education, police accountability, homelessness and mental health, immigrant rights and more. The information fair will include tables from our regional Local Organizing Committees (LOCs), as well as our allies and other organizations.
On the topic of civic engagement, True North leader Mike Tompkins says: "Del Norte County is a diverse community and our people have a variety of values and spiritual practices. For me, as a Christian, I am commanded by my faith to love my neighbor as myself. This means that I cannot ignore what's happening in the political, social and economic life of my community. As a result, I must be civically engaged in the community.” Mike also calls on the broader community to join him in being active in local politics, and invites Del Norte to the forum: “One person can't do it alone. It takes all of us working together to make our community an inclusive and thriving place both now and for generations to come. We all must be knowledgeable about where local candidates for office stand on important issues, and then use our knowledge as well informed voters. Candidates forums like this are crucial because they present an opportunity to accomplish that."
True North Organizing Network is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or political party. While True North is working to promote civic participation including voter registration and education, we do not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for office. For more information, visit our website at truenorthorganizing.org.