Jul 15 2012

JUDICIAL CANDIDATES FORUM

FIRST FORUM:  7 p.m., Wednesday, July 18th, 2012  Labor Hall, 1700 No. State Street

Appearing: Carrie Coppinger Carter and Dave Grant (candidates for Whatcom Superior Court).   Sheryl McCloud, Susan Owens, and Scott Stafne (candidates for Washington Supreme Court).

SECOND FORUM:  7 p.m., Thursday, July 26th, 2012  Labor Hall, 1700 No. State Street

Appearing:  Deborra Garrett (candidate for Whatcom Superior Court).   Steve Gonzalez (candidate for Washington Supreme Court)

The justice system, from local Whatcom County courts to the State Supreme Court, is often a mystery to citizens.  But it is run by people – people who are elected by the citizens.  Decisions that will affect your life every day are made by the judges and justices running these democratic institutions.  Come learn more about the system, how it works, and the people proposing to represent the citizens within that system.
Since 1937, when it was formed as the first legal organization to allow black lawyers as members, the National Lawyers Guild has been at the legal forefront of every progressive social movement, including the civil rights movement, the peace movement, and, most recently, Occupy.  Come learn a unique perspective on the justice system, and hear how judicial candidates answer your questions.

Sponsored by The National Lawyers Guild – Bellingham Organizing Committee, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, the Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, Laborer’s Local # 276, Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, and Community to Community.

For more information, contact Karen Weill or Larry Hildes at (360) 715-9788 or lhildes@earthlink.net

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