Forum connects voters to candidates

Organizers of a public forum hope connecting candidates with real people will encourage more to vote.

Posted: Feb 26, 2018 10:38 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2018 11:21 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Organizers of a public forum hope connecting candidates with real people will encourage more to vote.

A group called Indivisible Indiana 8th District hosted a public meet and greet Monday night at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Terre Haute.

Members say the group is non-partisan but was created after the last presidential election.

The group invited several candidates. There were people in attendance running for Indiana Secretary of State, U.S. Representative and seats in the Indiana state legislature.

Terre Haute resident Deirdre Mahan was at the event and says she is concerned about several issues. She wants to hear more from the people wanting her vote.

"What are you going to do with the power that you get? What are you going to do if I put you there?"

One organizer says she hopes events like this encourage people to head to the ballot box.

Administrator Dawn Carlson says, "It's been an issue, especially in Indiana. Voter turnout has been terrible. We're coming up on midterm elections in November of this year and people need to get out and vote."

Indivisible will host another meet and greet for city and county candidates March 26th.

For more information about Indivisible and upcoming events, click here.

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