Interactive Video Congressional Candidate Forum

KFOI 90.9 fm, your new nonprofit progressive community radio station, is partnering to go live with this interactive video candidate forum
in a new format which allows anyone to participate from their smart phone or computer from anywhere in our Congressional district — or beyond!
It’s a bit of an experiment, and the first time it’s ever been done using Zoom, a free user-friendly voice and video platform.

Candidates. Moderator. Participatory Democracy in action.
LIVE on KFOI 90.9 fm.

Chris Verrill, Moderator Hillary Fine, PR Coordinator
Independent Like the North State 530 355 1065
epluribusunum@ independentlikethenorthstate. org

Independent Like the North State Announces Interactive Online Candidate Forum for California’s 1st Congressional District

North State Voters Participate Online on May 17 at 8 pm

REDDING, CA, April 24, 2018—Independent Like the North State announced today that they are hosting an online candidate forum for candidates for California’s First Congressional District. In the spirit of a town hall, the candidate forum takes place in an online video conference on Thursday, May 17 at 8 pm. Voters from throughout the North State are invited to join in the video presentation.

The video conference will simulcast live on KFOI 90.9 FM and later rebroadcast on KIXE-TV channel 9.

“The candidates in this election come from Auburn to Mt Shasta and many cities in between,” said Independent Like the North State volunteer Nathan Fairchild of Redding. “The online town hall nature of Independent Like the North State and our candidate forum makes it easier for people all across the North State to participate in our democracy.”

California’s 1st Congressional District is geographically one of the largest in the country. This makes learning about candidates more difficult. Holding this candidate forum online allows both candidates and voters to participate, no matter where they are. It’s as easy as going online in your own home.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

7 pm—Viewers Join Candidate Forum Online

8 pm—Candidate Forum Begins with Candidate Presentations

8:30 pm—Viewer Discussion

9 pm—Candidate Forum Ends

“Good ideas can come from all parts of the political spectrum,” said Independent Like the North State volunteer Joe Barletto from Chico. “As an independent minded Republican, I value being able to learn more about the candidates, and learn more about good ideas that focus on finding solutions and common ground.”

How To Participate

Send an email to epluribusunum@ independentlikethenorthstate. org.
You’ll be sent instructions and a link for how to join the online candidate forum.
Click the link and join the forum on May 17

All seven candidates have been invited to participate.

Gregory Cheadle—R—Redding
Audrey Denney—D—Chico
Lewis Elbinger—G—Mt Shasta
Jessica Holcombe—D—Auburn
Doug LaMalfa—R—Richvale
David Peterson—D—Grass Valley
Marty Walters—D—Quincy

Media Partners
The candidate forum will be broadcast live on KFOI 90.9 FM. And then rebroadcast again at a later date. KFOI, the North State’s newest nonprofit community radio station, has a mission to bring freedom of information to an educated citizenry. Public television station KIXE is the premier educational broadcast station in Northern California. KIXE will rebroadcast the candidate forum before the June 5 primary, at a date and time to be announced. This candidate forum also represents the debut of 5-99, a public affairs program discussing how national politics impact the North State.

About Independent Like the North State
Our 300 members come from Chico and Redding and small towns across the North State. We are predominantly independents. Joined by like-minded Republicans and Democrats of good conscience. We are Americans. We work together to find common sense solutions to our country’s problems. We believe reaching across the aisle is good. Compromise is not a dirty word. It is adult behavior. Moderation is good. We must work with people we disagree with to find common ground. We are fed up with partisan party politics and petty bickering in Washington. We are committed to a functioning government and ending gridlock.

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