Please join us Friday Oct. 14th, for Transition Whatcom's first Election Forum.
Location: Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, from 7:30-9:30pm.
We will host candidates for Whatcom County Executive (Doug Ericksen and Jack Louws) and Mayor of Bellingham (Kelli Linville and Dan Pike).
This will be an opportunity to ask questions of candidates that are important to Transitioners.
TW is not a political organization and does not intend on endorsing any candidates.*
TW sees a real need for a reduction in political rhetoric and an increase in cooperation. We don't pretend to have all the answers (see our Cheerful Disclaimer), and believe solutions will come from across the political spectrum as we come together as a community to find local responses to big picture problems.
TW believes that between climate change, resource limitations and economic instability there is a high probability that as a community we will face challenges in the near term.
TW believes those challenges can only be dealt with through greater cooperation than we currently see in the political arena and are very interested to see how the current candidates interact in the arena of cooperation.
Each candidate will have 3 minutes to provide an opening statement. All participants will be provided a list of comments and questions in advance. We will start with some selected questions from this list. Following this we will open it up for questions from the floor.
Volunteers are needed for this event. If you can help, please contact Tom Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
*From the TW Guidelines: "...in regards to any issue, personal philosophy, theology, political persuasion and moral conviction, Transition Whatcom is (and we hope will continue to be) made stronger and more effective by being comprised of individuals with a wide diversity of opinions and beliefs. If you are involved with Transition Whatcom, come prepared to work shoulder to shoulder with people who may be very different from you in some or even many ways."