Hilo Branch Questions Candidates on Minimum Wage and More

AAUW branches around the country have been busy hosting candidate forums for races at all levels of government! The AAUW Hilo (HI) Branch co-hosted a mayoral candidate forum on July 27, the final forum before the August 13 primary. Eleven candidates discussed issues of poverty, government accountability, and taxes, as well as issues highlighted in the AAUW Public Policy Program, such as increasing the minimum wage. More than 100 people attended the two-hour forum, which was broadcast live on KPUA AM 670.

Candidate forums provide an excellent opportunity to get our would-be elected officials on the record about AAUW’s priority issues and in the news for voters to consider. Have you hosted a similar event recently? Let us know how it went by filling out our event report-back form.

Posted August 05, 2016