UPDATE: Watch a recording of the forum on Youtube.
The League of Women Voters announces that it will sponsor a virtual Candidates Forum for candidates in the U.S House of Representatives NY CD 17 election.
The virtual Forum will be held Tuesday October 13, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The League will use the cloud-based video conferencing application Zoom, and participants will join from their chosen remote locations. To register to view the Forum click here. Viewers may sign-in beginning at 6:45 p.m.
The Forum will also be live-streamed via the League of Women Voters of Westchester Facebook page and be available for subsequent viewing through Election Day Tuesday November 3. To submit a question for the candidates to be asked during the Forum, click here. Deadline to submit a question is Monday October 12, 12 noon. Questions will not be taken during the Forum.
The New York 17th Congressional District covers parts of central and northwestern Westchester county, and part of Rockland county. The district is currently represented by Nita Lowey, who is retiring at the end of her term.
There are five candidates in the race, Joshua Eisen (ECL), Yehudis Gottesfeld (C), Mondaire Jones (D; WF), Maureen McArdle-Schulman (R), and Michael Parietti (SAM).
League of Women Voters of White Plains president and member of the Westchester LWV executive committee, Stephen Cohen, said, “this Candidates Forum is an important opportunity for residents of the 17th Congressional District to hear where candidates stand on important issues in a calm, respectful, nonpartisan environment that encourages civil discourse. The Forums have even greater importance today when candidates' options for making themselves known to their constituents is greatly curtailed. We are pleased that all candidates in the race will be participating.”
This Candidates Forum is being presented by the League of Women Voters of Westchester in conjunction with the local Leagues of New Castle, Northeast Westchester, and White Plains, and the League of Women Voters of Rockland County.