October 17, 2013 –

Miami, FL –voter participation organization Florida New Majority will host a debate for District 5 City Commissioner Candidates on October 17th. The event, scheduled to take place at Miami’s Hadley Park Community Center from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M., aims to provide local residents with an opportunity to get to know potential decision-makers, and to encourage voters to participate in the upcoming election in an educated and thereby meaningful way.

City Commissioner Candidates Rev. Richard Dunn, Dr. Robert Malone, Keon Hardemon, and Jacqui Colyer will share their thoughts on pressing community issues ranging from education to health concerns. Additionally, attendees will get a chance to air their concerns, ask questions, and make assessments about participating candidates.

Harold Pendas, Canvasser for Florida New Majority explains: “this election represents a very important moment for District 5, an area which through the years has remained fairly stagnant as many other Miami communities have continued to grow. Now, more than ever, it’s important for residents to get involved in local elections. They must hold their leaders accountable, if they want to see improvements in their neighborhood and quality of life.”
“Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is imperative that the community take an active role in the local political process. So many community needs can only be uncovered through direct dialog with residents”, adds Florida New Majority Lead Organizer, Danilo Balladares.
Admission for the District 5 City Commissioner Candidate debate is free of charge. People of all ages are cordially invited to attend. The Hadley Park Community Center is located at 1350 NW 50th St Miami, Fl.