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Webinar: How to Host a Candidate Forum

Across the country, in small towns and villages, in bustling metropolitan areas, and in suburban communities, citizens are out on the streets, campaigning to get their chance to be elected to local office. Every candidate has their platform, slogan, and agenda which needs to be understood and challenged by voters ahead of an election. As a bike advocate, the campaign process is a strategic opportunity to host a candidate forum to learn and hear from the candidates running for office about their positions on transportation issues, especially biking and walking.

In our upcoming webinar, on October 10, at 3pm ET, Mike Sule from Asheville on Bikes, along with the League, will break down the hows and whys of hosting a candidate forum so you can ensure voters get real insights into candidates’ thinking on the issues that matter in your community. 

A candidate forum is usually a one-time, public event that serves as a platform for candidates to express their opinions around a certain topic and can have several formats such as roundtable discussions, panel questions, or audience Q&A sessions. These forums are an excellent way to build support for your issue, get your community engaged during an upcoming election, and learn more about the candidates who are running to represent you and your area. 

Mike has hosted a variety of candidate forums over 16 years and has leveraged these political events into advocacy wins. Sule will share his step-by-step process to host a successful candidate forum and how to grow political support for active transportation. 

Register for the webinar here and learn how to boost your local impact to encourage candidates to discuss their views on transportation.