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City Council candidate forum scheduled for Wednesday afternoon

Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 15:28:10-04

COLORADO SPRINGS— The Independence Center will host a city council candidate forum from 3-6 p.m. at its facility located at 729 S. Tejon Street.

“The forum will allow individuals with and without disabilities to learn more about the candidates’ positions on important issues in the upcoming election,” The Independence Center said. “An ASL interpreter and a hearing loop system will be provided, and other accommodations can be arranged upon request.”

The center says the event will also be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person.

“During this moderated event, candidates will answer written questions from the audience in attendance, as well as those online via The IC’s accessible meeting software,” The IC said. “Dinner will be served, and attendees are invited to stay and mingle with the candidates and each other after the forum. ”

This event is free and open to the public, but attendees have been asked to RSVP to ensure seating.

For more information on Wednesday’s forum, you can call The Independence Center at 719-471-8181.

About The Independence Center

The Independence Center (The IC) is a local nonprofit organization that provides traditional and self-directed home health care, independent living, Veterans’, and advocacy services for people with disabilities. These services range from providing peer support, skills classes, and employment assistance to individual and systems advocacy. In addition, The IC runs a Certified Nurse Aide training program to equip the area with qualified CNAs. The IC’s mission is to work with people with disabilities, their families, and the community to create independence so all may thrive.

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