Here's their release:
DATES AND VENUES ANNOUNCED FOR COMMITTEE OF SEVENTY/LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUMS
PHILADELPHIA – MARCH 30, 2011 – The 2011 elections offer the greatest opportunity for change in Philadelphia’s City Council in many years. A good result depends on the voters being well-informed. To that end, the dates and venues of the most comprehensive set of public forums ever to be held in Philadelphia were announced today.
The forums feature the 12 seriously-contested Council seats up for election in the May 17 Primary. (There are 17 Council seats in total.) Virtually all of the 42 candidates in these races have confirmed their participation in the forums.
All forums begin at 7:00pm; dates and venues (subject to change) are listed below.
Wednesday, April 20
Arch Street Friends Meeting House
4th & Arch Streets, 19106
Tuesday, April 26
Marion Anderson Recreation Center
744 S. 17th Street, 19146
Thursday, April 28
Tacony Free Library
6742 Torresdale Avenue, 19135-2416
Thursday, April 21
Urban Hope Training Center & Community Church
210 E. Tioga Street, 19134
Wednesday, April 27
First Presbyterian Church in Germantown
35 West Chelten Avenue, 19144
Thursday, May 12
WHYY, Lincoln Studio
150 N. Sixth Street, 19106
Media partners include WHYY/NewsWorks.org, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com.
The public is encouraged to attend; seating will be done on a first come, first serve basis. The series covers both the Democratic and Republican fields for the at-large seats, as well as Democratic races in select districts.
As the forum dates approach, please check www.seventy.org for any venue changes.
For profiles of the district and at-large candidates as well as the Council districts, see www.seventy.org. Candidates and voters should contact Frankie Lancos, Committee of Seventy’s Director of Voter Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-557-3600, ext. 110.
The Committee of Seventy is a non-partisan organization fighting for clean and effective government, fair elections and informed citizens in Philadelphia and throughout the region. For an in-depth examination of City Council and the upcoming election,