NAACP holds D-11 candidate forum tonight

Posted by J. Adrian Stanley on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM

The current D-11 Board of Education.
  • The current D-11 Board of Education.

Don't know enough about the Colorado Springs School District 11 board candidates to confidently place your votes?

Good news: You can attend the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's candidate forum tonight.

Read on for the details:

Local NAACP Holds D11 Board of Education Candidate Forum

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The Colorado Springs Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is encouraging community members to attend a Candidate Forum for three D11 Board of Education Director positions. The Candidate Forum will be held 6PM, Thursday, October 17, in the Carnegie Room, Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Ave Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

In keeping with the local NAACP chapter’s mission to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination, the chapter plans to question D11 Board of Education candidates Charlie Bobbitt, Al Loma, LuAnn Long, Jim Mason, Linda Mojer, and James Tucker, on their views towards educating all of our children.

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This is strange there has been zero candidate information available for this election. Without information I will not vote for any of these candidates. Seems like District 11 should at least post bios for all candidates. And what about the Indy and the Gazette? Neither has published any candidate info other than to announce a forum such as this one.

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Posted by rms on 10/19/2013 at 10:55 AM

I agree, a quick Google search should turn up some information on the candidates and where they stand on educational issues, background, etc. D11's website is no help. Anybody have a helpful link ?

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Posted by Mark the Parent on 10/23/2013 at 5:27 PM

We need to know which three candidates the NAACP endorses, so we can vote for the other three.

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Posted by Matt on 10/25/2013 at 8:54 AM

And why, Matt, should we automatically assume there is something wrong with NAACP opinions? Sounds like a pretty racist crack, especially when the organization is going to the trouble of sponsoring a candidate forum. They're doing their homework as citizens and should be applauded.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 10/25/2013 at 10:15 AM

So you are pulling the race card because someone has stated that they opposed the NCAAP candidates carte blanche? Generally, those who are endorsed by conservative Tea Party organizations and liberal National Education Associations represent the policy of the stated organization. Why are so many people like you so quick to judge?
NCAAP is very intentional in advocating their special interest. Clearly, Matt does does not want to advance an agenda that has race at the center of educational policy. I think Martin Luther King Jr. would agree. The objective of our government should represent all, and should not special preference to any group.

The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities

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Posted by jim on 10/27/2013 at 10:30 AM

The idea that we reject in hand the views of any group bothers me. The NAACP acted like responsible citizens and planned a forum at which all were welcome. To jump from there to the idea that anyone they endorse is flawed -- naah, I don't think so.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 10/27/2013 at 4:20 PM

Here is a link with candidate information:

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Posted by Debby Howe Rohrer on 10/29/2013 at 12:31 PM
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