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Flint to host forum for Democratic candidates for Governor

Gubernatorial hopefuls will present vision of future to victims of mismanagement

UPDATE: An earlier advisory characterized this event as a debate. However, It will actually be more expository and less confrontational, so it would be better described as a candidate forum. The first proper debate will occur much later in the campaign.
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FLINT, Michigan – No place better reflects the challenges that Michigan faces more than the city of Flint. Later this month, candidates for the Democratic nomination to be Michigan’s next Governor will appear at the Kiva on the University of Michigan’s Flint campus for a public candidate forum. Participants confirmed to date include Bill Cobbs, Abdul El-Sayed, Gretchen Whitmer, Shri Thanedar.  Phil Phelps, who is the State Representative for Flint and several surrounding communities, will serve as moderator for the event.

The forum is hosted by the Michigan People’s Campaign, the Progressive caucuses of Flint and Mid-Michigan and the U of M-Flint college Democrats.
WHAT:  Democratic gubernatorial candidate forum
WHO:  Bill Cobbs, former Vice President/GM for Xerox Professional Services
Abdul El-Sayed, former Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department
Gretchen Whitmer, former Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate
Shri Thanedar, Indian born entrepreneur and author of autobiography American Dream
Rep. Phil Phelps, Moderator
WHEN:  5:30 PM Saturday, August 12, 2017
WHERE:  University of Michigan Kiva
400 Mill St. Flint, MI
The Michigan People’s Campaign is a statewide organization that is building a movement to put people and the planet before profits, forge a more just and sustainable future, foster participatory democracy at every level, create an economy that works for the many and a society that dismantles racism while uplifting our common humanity.
Learn more about the Michigan People’s Campaign at our website: Welcome

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