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Camden Clergy & Religious Leaders Host Mayoral Forum: Public Advisory

September 21, 2009

WHAT:         

Mayoral Candidates Forum led by Camden Faith Community

WHO:           

Mayoral Candidates (in alphabetical order) Angel Cordero, Roberto Feliz, Dana Redd, and Mujiba Salaam-Parker; Rev. Willie Anderson, pastor of Sword of the Spirit Church and Chair of Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP); Msgr. Robert McDermott, pastor St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral and Co-Chair of CCOP; Personal Testimonies and questions from Residents.         

WHEN:         

Monday, September 28, 2009, Doors open 6:30p.m., Forum starts 7:00 p.m

WHERE:       

Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 2818 River Road, Camden, NJ

BACKGROUND:

Following last week's meeting with Governor Jon Corzine, Camden Churches Organized for People plans to lift up a similar message at the 2009 CCOP Mayoral Forum Monday September 28th"Our neighborhoods have not received the attention and resources they desperately need," said Rosa Ramirez, CCOP leader and member at St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral.  "We said this to Governor Corzine and we are going to say it again next Monday." 

Monday's meeting however will be a classic candidate forum where a series of questions, collected from the community, will be asked by a team of moderators and time keepers.  Each candidate will then receive a few minutes to respond.  CCOP is currently collecting questions from residents and community groups. 

"With leadership in flux locally and statewide, the next Camden Mayor will potentially play a key role in Camden's future," commented Reverend Willie Anderson, Chair of CCOP and pastor at Sword of the Spirit Christian Center. "But like we said to Corzine last week, for too long we have surrendered our power to our elected officials, this is a chance to start taking that power back by asking the questions that point to what you want from your future mayor."

*CCOP is a NON-Partisan organization that does not endorse or support candidates*