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CCC Co-Hosting Virtual Candidate Forums

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Oregon’s primary election is coming up on May 17, and the results will make a big difference in our community—including for people at risk of and experiencing homelessness.  

We’re pleased to announce Central City Concern is co-hosting two virtual candidate forums with Urban League of Portland, one of Oregon’s oldest civil rights and social service organizations, empowering African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life. Along with several other community organizations, we’re covering a season of primary races across city, county, and statewide offices. All are invited to participate! 

Virtual Candidate Forum: Governor 

Friday, April 15th, 2022, 6-7:30 p.m. 

With candidates George L. Carillo, Tina Kotek and Tobias Read and Julian Bell

Moderated by Marcus Mundy, former president and CEO of the Urban League of Portland 

Register here 


Virtual Candidate Forum: Multnomah County Commissioner 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 6-7:30 p.m. 

With candidates Jessica Vega Pederson, Lori Stegmann and Sharon Meieran 

Moderated by a community member (TBD) 

Register here 


Urban League of Portland will also be hosting other virtual candidate forums in partnership with other community groups. Download the flyer with the full schedule here. 

Our public policy team works year-round to advance policies to end homelessness, improve health care access, increase economic justice, correct racial disparities and achieve greater alignment of the support systems our clients rely on. 

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