Area Iranian-American Voter Association (BAIVOTER), an Iranian-American voter
education organization in the San Francisco Bay Area, has announced that on
February 25th it will hold a candidate's forum for the California 12th
Congressional District primary race.
"This is the first time we are
holding a candidate's forum as part of our efforts to encourage and facilitate
the informed and active participation of Iranian-Americans in the democratic
process," said BAIVOTER Executive Director Niloufar Nouri. She added that the
forum would give an opportunity to Iranian-Americans in the district to meet the
candidates, ask questions, and hear their views on issues of concern to the
The forum will include candidates in the three contested party
races for the 12th District in the March 2 Primary Election in California. All
candidates in the Green and Republican party primary races have agreed to
attend, in addition to the two Democratic challengers to Congressman Tom Lantos,
D-San Mateo. The incumbent's office told BAIVOTER Lantos will not be able to
attend the forum due to a scheduling conflict. Libertarian Party candidate
Harland Harrison is unopposed in the March 2 race.
Conducted in three
segments, one for each of the contested party races, the forum will be attended
by Green Party's Pat Gray and Barry Hermanson, Republicans Mike Garza and
Christopher Huskins, and Democrats Ro Khanna and Maad Abu-Ghazalah. In each
segment, the candidates will make a short statement, and will then be given the
opportunity to respond to written questions from the audience.
is set for the evening of Wednesday, February 25, at the Lane Community Room,
Burlingame Public Library. The forum will run from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Doors will
open to the public at 6:00 p.m.
For more information about the event
please contact Abtin Assadi at email@example.com.
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The Bay Area Iranian-American Voter Association (BAIVOTER) is a nonprofit,
non-partisan, volunteer organization, working to encourage and facilitate the
informed and active participation of Iranian-Americans in the democratic
process, through a combination of voter registration, voter education, and
advocacy. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, we educate ourselves
and others on issues affecting the Iranian-American community, and on our civic
rights and responsibilities as effective citizens. BAIVOTER is a 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt corporation founded in October 2002. For more information, please
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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