July 12, 2018 Whatcom Civil Rights Project, Racial Justice Coalition, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, Red Line Salish Sea, Homes Now, Latino Advocacy, Imagine No Kages, Black Lives Matter Bellingham, NWDC Resistance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Bellingham, WA- A coalition of impacted communities will host the first ever forum for the candidates for the office of Whatcom County Prosecutor organized by communities of color and advocates for the poor. Candidates James Erb and Eric Richey will participate. This forum was organized since the race for the office of Whatcom County Prosecutor is a very important one for local communities of color and impacted people.
Candidates Richey and Erb will appear before a panel of local, grassroots organizers from Red Line Salish Sea, Racial Justice Coalition, Homes Now, Latino Advocacy, Black Lives Matter Bellingham, and Northwest Detention Center Resistance to answer questions that matter the most to their respective constituencies.
WHAT: First ever candidates’ forum for Whatcom County Prosecutor organized by Communities of Color and impacted communities
WHO: The event is sponsored by the Racial Justice Coalition, Whatcom Civil Rights Project, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, and Imagine No Kages. Partnering organizations include Red Line Salish Sea, Homes Now, Latino Advocacy, Black Lives Matter, and NWDC Resistance
WHERE: First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, WA
WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 2018. Info fair from 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and forum from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 pm