California State University, Dominguez Hills welcomes Congresswomen Janice Hahn and Laura Richardson to campus on Thursday, Oct. 25, for a 2012 Election Forum, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the University Theatre.
The candidates for the newly created 44th Congressional District will each present their vision for the district, which includes Carson, Compton, Lynwood, parts of Long Beach, San Pedro, South Gate, Watts, Walnut Park and Wilmington. Hahn and Richardson both currently serve in the U.S. House of Representatives representing districts (Hahn in 36th, Richardson in the 37th) that are being folded into this new district. Both are in the Democratic Party. There will be opportunity for questions from the audience.
The forum will also welcome local representatives from the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney to discuss their candidate’s positions on the economy, education, healthcare, national security and more. Many of the state propositions—30, 32, 34, 35 and 36—will also be debated and evaluated, giving voters an opportunity to hear from both sides of each measure.
“As the marketplace of ideas for the South Bay and surrounding communities, CSU Dominguez Hills is excited about the opportunity to host this forum on so many of the important issues facing our state and nation,” said Ramon Torrecilha, university provost and vice president for academic affairs.
The forum will be broadcast in partnership with Time Warner Cable and DHTV on channel 35 in Carson, Channel 6 in Torrance and Channel 29 in Gardena and Hawthorne. Webcast of the forum can be viewed live at http://dhtv.csudh.edu or http://dhtv.csudh.edu/flash.
The forum is being presented by CSU Dominguez Hills in association with the California Faculty Association and Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson, and sponsored by the following campus organizations: California African American Political and Economic Institute, the Center for Service Learning, Internships and Civic Engagement, Associated Students, Inc., the Department of Political Science, and the Office of Government and Community Relations.
For more information, contact (310) 243-3819 or visit www.csudh.edu/site/temp/documents/20121025-electionforum.pdf.