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ALL INVITED CANDIDATES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ABC2 WORLD CHANGERS ROCK THE VOTE CANDIDATES FORUMS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018(HALIFAX & NORTHAMPTON)

WHAT IS THE WORLD CHANGERS ROCK THE VOTE CANDIDATES FORUM?

At 1pm on April 28th, local youth and young people will convene at Halifax Community College and listen to Local candidates for US House Of Representatives, NC Senator, NC House Of Representatives, District Attorney, Sheriff, and Board Of Education at the World Changers Rock The Vote Candidates Forum. The event is hosted by ABC2 World Changers and it is sponsored by many community organizations and businesses. Free to the Community At-Large. The World Changers Rock The Vote Candidate's Forum is unique - it is the only candidate forum that is created by young people, for young people. Young People plan the event, create the questions asked of candidates, and moderate the forum. This is an incredible opportunity for candidates to speak directly to our community’s youngest voters and stakeholders.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? There is a growing trend for candidates to decline invitations to participate in forums and debates. When candidates refuse to participate in opportunities to help their future constituents learn more about them, it's a loss for voters and candidates. Research conducted on voter behavior and participation shows that not only does the public expect candidates to participate in voter education activities, but it also found that voters are more likely to vote when informed through these activities. Often young people are criticized for lack of civic engagement. The World Changers Rock The Vote serves to combat this perception. The World Changers Rock The Vote strives to educate and inspire young current & future voters by providing an event where candidates, both incumbents and challengers, make the time to speak to young people directly. Community leaders must encourage our youngest voters to speak up, to showcase young people who are making a difference and absolutely support our youth who show determination and effort to become involved in our electoral process and be informed.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Please show your support for the ABC2 Rock The Vote Candidates Forum by sharing and inviting young people and community members. BE A SPONSOR OR MAKE A DONATION Candidates for US House, NC Senate, NC House, District Attorney, Sheriff, Board Of Education need to show their commitment to youth by accepting the invitation to participate in Northampton & Halifax Counties.

Northampton County - Garysburg Community Center Saturday, April 7, 2018 Community Event: 10am - 3pm Rock The Vote Forum: 1pm - 3pm

Halifax County - Halifax Community College Rm 401 A/B Saturday, April 28, 2018 Community Event: 10am - 3pm Rock The Vote Forum: 1pm - 3pm In The Spirit Of Community

RSVP by Monday, March 26, 2018 for Northampton’s ROCK THE VOTE FORUM RSVP by Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for ROCK THE VOTE FORUM