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Questions from community members challenge local politicians

Greater Lafayette citizens questioned some of their local democratic candidates Friday evening.

Posted: Oct 19, 2018 11:30 PM
Updated: Oct 20, 2018 12:09 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Greater Lafayette citizens questioned some of their local democratic candidates Friday evening.

A town forum was hosted by the Working Hoosier Vote Coalition at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

It raised various topics such as minimum wage, landlord renter agreements, and neighborhood safety.

The coalition did reach out to all local candidates running for office, republicans and democrats.

Many young voters say attending the event like this confirm why it's important to vote.

"I think a lot of people especially my generation feel like nothing really matters, said the moderator of Friday's forum, Matthew Gyure. "Nothing that they're going to do has an effect on the national message or their local message and the only way that's going to change is if we get out and vote."

"I think it's important to know who's representing you," said registered voted Matthew Kocher. "Like it's very easy to be passive and not to engage and let it be somebody else's problem. I think if you get to know the people in the community and you understand the really, real lives and the things that they are going through you're like oh my vote matters."

The town hall was sponsored by four groups including SURJ, Showing Up for Racial Justice.

The group encourages many registered voters to get to the polls as soon as they can.

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