Sunday, April 07, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JOLIE JUSTUS AND QUINTON LUCAS AGREE TO TERMS ON KANSAS CITY MAYORAL FORUMS!!!
A glimpse at how the media game of the remaining silly season will play out. Checkit:
Joint Statement from the Lucas and Justus Campaigns
With so much interest in the June 18th, 2019 election, the campaigns of Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas have agreed to set parameters around the number of forums in which they will participate. The agreement was reached in order to ensure that the public has full access to both candidates for Mayor and that each forum provides voters with an opportunity to ask about the issues facing Kansas City.
To date, the campaigns have received notice from over 22 organizations hoping to host a forum or debate, and that number continues to climb. On the heels of 28 forums before the primary election, both candidates would like to express their gratitude to the diverse groups that are interested in hosting ther, as it shows the widespread dedication to the future of Kansas City.
In order to accommodate these requests, the following guidelines have been agreed upon by both campaigns:
All forums must be free and open to the public, and cannot limit admission
All forums will be live streamed via Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube and must be available for replay after their conclusion All forums will be sponsored by a major local media outlet
The Kansas City Star will host one forum in each of the six City Council Districts, and will help organize groups who wish to co-sponsor these forums to ensure a diversity of questions, topics, and representation Six other forums will take place throughout the city, and will each be hosted by a different major media organization; these media organizations may also work with co-sponsors. The final list of media hosts and their contact information will be released by the campaigns by April 10th; the timeline to accept co-hosts will be decided by the respective media organization
These guidelines ensure the accessibility of candidates to a diverse group of voters.
Both candidates appreciate the interest from all groups requesting to host a forum and encourage them to coordinate with the media hosts of the other forums to guarantee this opportunity.
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