Sunday, the NAACP hosted a candidate forum so southeastern Colorado Springs residents could meet the candidates running for mayor and city council in the municipal election.
NAACP State President Rosemary Lytle said issues important to the group include education, environmental justice, closure of the Drake Power Plant, and the homeless.
“It’s wonderful to see people of all ages here,” Lytle said. “People who are longtime NAACPers as well as new ones. I think that this is critically important because when we get closer to our community leaders, we get closer to solving–together–community issues.”
Lytle encourages everyone to register to vote and be informed.
Ballots must be turned in by April 2.