We will be co-hosting, with Penn Dems, an Open Forum with the Democratic Candidates for District Attorney. Here is all of the information:
District Attorney Candidates’ Forum (D.A. Election May 19th)
Monday, February 16th at 5:30 PM
Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall
The Candidates Are:
Seth Williams www.votesethwilliams.com.
Dan McElhatton http://www.votemcelhatton.com/
Michael Turner http://www.turner4da.com/
Brian Grady http://www.votegrady2009.org/
Dan McCaffery http://www.mccafferyforda.com/
Candidates will each receive 2 minutes for opening and closing statements. There will then be a moderated panel for 20-30 minutes and then they will entertain questions from the audience. The event should last about an hour.
This is a very important election in Philadelphia and the District Attorney often goes on to higher elected positions. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) once held the post and Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) was also did prior to becoming Mayor and then Governor.
The Drexel Dems will meet at 5:00pm (no later) outside of the front doors of the Hagerty (Drexel’s) Library. We will then head over to Penn as a group. If you wish to head over on your own or have to come a little late, here is the information on how to get there:
This building is in the Perelman Quadrangle (Between Walnut and Spruce, off of 34th Street, (Enter on Walnut St., across from CVS).
Here are maps that should help:Map - http://www.upenn.edu/admissions/tour/map.php?map=2 Building -http://www.perelmanquad.com/facilities/logan_hall/index.php).
This event promises to be exciting and is very important. It will play a large role in the future of Drexel Dems. Please attend and bring questions!
The following Sunday after this event, we will endorse a candidate for D.A., the first time the Drexel Dems have endorsed prior to a primary! Additionally, this event will allow all of us to gain knowledge of Philadelphia politics and offer great opportunities to get involved. It will also be a good opporunity to interact with other college Dems.