Election years are always an exciting time for our communities, states and nation. It’s a time to exercise our democratic right to voice our opinion and be heard. As we begin this election season with a primary election on June 14, I urge you to do your research on candidates and voice your opinion.
Public policy is a strong pillar in the foundation of our Chamber. We aim to provide educational opportunities to our members to ensure they are able to engage with candidates and create the most informed decision. With that being said, we have a few great opportunities for our members to connect with candidates.
On Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m., The Chamber in partnership with WDAY, will be holding the North Dakota Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate. The 2016 race for governor is extremely important as the state continues to grow, prosper and face new challenges. The debate will be broadcast live on WDAY’Z Xtra, live streamed on the WDAY website and radio broadcast live on WDAY radio. We encourage Chamber members to tune in and join the conversation online. Limited tickets will be available. Those interested in attending are encouraged to contact the candidates’ campaigns.
Another great opportunity for our members is the City Commission Candidate Cracker Barrel. On Thursday, June 9 at 8 a.m., we will be hosting city commission candidates at the Hjemkomst Center to meet with Chamber members about their visions when it comes to their campaigns for city commissioner seats. Attendees will meet with candidates in a small group setting to encourage discussion on key city policy. Candidates running for Fargo City Commission will be in attendance, and West Fargo City Commission candidates have been invited to participate. All candidates have been asked to fill out a questionnaire prior to the event, and you can find the full results of each of their responses on The Chamber blog. If you are interested in attending the event, you may register on our website at fmwfchamber.com.
We are excited to be able to host these key public policy engagement events for our members and we look forward to continuing to provide an avenue for our members to be engaged in the election process with the candidates that are running. We are committed to providing the best opportunities for members to learn about candidates and about the election process. I invite you to join us for these great events. Thank you for your continued membership.
President & CEO