Political Candidates Forum

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Candidate Forum for upcoming Judicial, State, Miami-Dade County & Miami Gardens Races sponsored the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce (GCACC) will be hosting a Candidates Forum on July 21st, 2016 for candidates for Countywide and State Offices in November. This includes Florida State Representative Seats, Miami-Dade’s County and Circuit Judicial seats, Miami-Dade County School Board seats, and the City of Miami Gardens City Council & Mayoral seats.[/vc_column][/vc_row]
[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″]The forum will be held at the Holy Family Church, located at 18501 NW 7th Avenue, Miami Gardens, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The schedule includes the Judicial Candidates at 6:00 p.m., School Board Candidates at 7pm, City of Miami Garden’s Candidates at 7:30 p.m. and candidates for State Representative at 9:00 p.m. “GCACC thought this would be a great opportunity for the candidates to address issues that are of specific concerns to the Caribbean community,” said Michael Young, President of the GCACC. “The issues of our Caribbean community are sometimes unique and our community look to leaders that can offer solutions to these concerns.

The purpose of the Candidates Forum is to increase the Caribbean-American community’s interest and involvement in the election process and to give Miami-Dade County voters an opportunity to meet and learn about the candidates. Candidates are invited and will be given an opportunity to briefly speak about their background and why they desire to be elected. Additionally, there will be a moderated discussion, where the candidates will answer pre-screened questions from the moderator and audience.[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″]The forum will be moderated by the Caribbean Bar Association, but is being presented by the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Haitian Lawyers Association, Jamaica Bar Association, Barbados American Chamber of Commerce, Belize American Chamber of Commerce, Haitian American Chamber of Commerce, Grenada Cultural Association, Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce, Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce, Trinidad & Tobago South Florida Chamber of Commerce, the St. Kitts & Nevis Association, Florida Panamanian Association and the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition.

This is the second of two Candidate Forums being presented by GCACC. The first Forum focused on candidates for Judicial, State and County-wide offices in Broward and will be on July 14th, 2016, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Merrell United Methodist Church, 3900 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes. Both events are free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. To confirm attendance, or for additional information, please send us a message on our “Contact” page or call us at 954 634-2472.[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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