The Multnomah Youth Commission, the official youth policy body of Multnomah County and the City of Portland, is hosting a free Youth Candidate Forum with candidates who are running for local elections in the Portland and Multnomah County.
The event is an opportunity for youth ages 13-21 to discuss various policy issues with the candidates, including the recent rise in violence against youth, candidates' budget priorities, and how the candidates will work to promote "Our Bill of Rights: Children & Youth,” the first youth bill of rights of its kind in the United States. Over a hundred young people are expected to attend. At the end of the forum, they will be voting to decide the winner of the “youth vote” - who they want to have as representatives in city and county government. Please register.
Date and Time: The Youth Candidate Forum will be held at Madison High School on Thursday, April 19 from 5:30-8pm. (Check in & dinner begins at 5:30PM).
Final results will be released following the youth vote at the forum.
About the Multnomah Youth Commission
The Multnomah Youth Commission, housed under the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Multnomah County’s Office of Diversity and Equity, engages in youth policy work primarily corresponding to its three committee focuses: Sustainability, Youth Against Violence, and Education/Youth Voice. To learn more, please visit www.ourcommission.org.