CANDIDATE FORUM 10-5-12
September 17, 2012 – Bethlehem, PA: The Lehigh Valley Project 9/12 Tea Party Group, established 2009, announces it will conduct its Candidate Forum Meeting on October 5th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Charles Chrin Community Center of Palmer Township.
As Election Day approaches, the Forum is designed to give Lehigh Valley residents an opportunity to meet with, question, and personally hear the views of political candidates running for local congressional and senatorial seats in this region. Candidates in attendance will include:
US Congressional Candidates Charlie Dent (R) and Rick Daughetry (D) from the 15th district.
US Congressional Candidates Laureen Cummings (R) and Matt Cartwright (D) from the 17th District.
US Senatorial candidates Senator Bob Casey (D) and Candidate Tom Smith (R) have also been invited to participate but have not confirmed their attendance at the time of this release. Candidates will take questions from audience members, and are free discuss any issues the public would like to address.
“The Lehigh Valley Tea Party strongly believes in a citizenry that engages in government at all levels. We’ve arranged this forum event to allow residents to become more informed about their local representatives and to find ways to keep these politicians as accountable as possible to the people they serve,” said Lehigh Valley Project Tea Party (LVTP) Chairman Barbara Walters.
“As stewards of the government, direct communication with and involvement in our own political system is the best chance we have to preserve individual rights,” Walters continued. “One of our goals as part of the Tea Party movement is to remind legislators about the benefits of individual rights, limited government, reduced spending, and reduced debt—elements that are crucial to our ongoing viability as a nation. The decisions we make in this election will have ramifications not just to our children and our grandchildren, but to the immediate economic environment as well. It is our obligation, then, to demand a conscientious response from our government.”
About The Lehigh Valley Tea Party
The Lehigh Valley Project 9-12/Tea Party Group is a non-profit, non-partisan, pro-active organization, dedicated to the education of our members and citizens about constitutionally limited government and many of the important issues of the day including taxes/spending/debt, healthcare reform, illegal immigration, the Second Amendment, energy policy and more. Its mission, through community education and public activism, is to restore America through the preservation of unalienable Individual Rights as established by the Declaration of Independence, thereby returning government to the limits placed on it by the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.