The Manhattan Beach Community Group has scored a political coup (of sorts) in setting up a candidates night later this month. Republican candidate Bob Turner will face off against Democratic candidate David Weprin at a candidate’s Town Hall Candidate Night on August 31, allowing residents from across Southern Brooklyn to put their questions straight to the contenders.
The MBCG announced on its website:
In our own little slice of New York City we have the opportunity as Americans to make our voices and votes heard in Washington, around the country and maybe even internationally. You are cordially invited to attend a Town Hall Candidate Night on August 31, 8PM at PS 195 to meet the Republican and Democratic nominees of the Special Election (Sept. 13). Meet the next Congressman of the 9th.
This is a special election in many ways. You have the opportunity to send a message that will be loud and will be heard. To help you with your vote selection the MBCG is pleased to have arranged for Mr. Turner and Mr. Weprin to meet the good people of South Brooklyn. Our neighboring community groups have been invited and many will attend.
Our job (MBCG) that evening is to make sure that everyone in attendance has an opportunity to be heard.
P.S. 195 is located at 131 Irwin Street in Manhattan Beach. This is one of the few opportunities residents will have to raise issues directly with the candidates for the 9th Congressional District before the September 13 special election.