Candidate debates are tricky business. We learn a lot about the candidates, not just from what they say, but in how they interact with each other and the moderators. New Rochelle has been home to two debates, and New Rochelle City Hall Auditorium will be home to a set of debates between Shelley Mayer and Julie Killian and between Terry Clements and Jim Freeman.
Let's show up in force on Monday, April 16 at 6pm. Get there early. Get good seats.
At the last two debates, I learned an important lesson about why it is important for supporters to show up at these debates. Hint: it is not solely to learn about the candidates, though it is an opportunity to do so. The other reason is to be a supportive body in the audience. It is to be part of our candidate's home team.
I saw that Julie Killian fights nasty, below the belt. And she will say anything. Just like her awful and relentless ads. Her posse is not surprisingly, rude and loud. Her crowd knows how to take over a space. This can be unnerving. This is why I encourage Indivisible New Rochelle, Indivisible groups and all Democrats to attend the next debate.
The more of us that show up, the more we give the candidates we care about a home team advantage.
College of New Rochelle Debate (April 10, 2018)
Watch the video of the College of New Rochelle debate here:
Westchester Student Coalition Against Gun Violence (WSCAGV) Forum for the Candidates (April 9, 2018)
On Monday, April 9 Trinity St Paul's Church was home to a Forum for the Candidates by the Westchester Student Coalition Against Gun Violence.
Watch the full WSCAGV Forum here.