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Lakeland Branch NAACP to Host Political Forum on Monday, October 24th


Contact: Grace Hardy


LAKELAND, Fla , October 13, 2011—The Lakeland Branch NAACP will host a Political Forum, Monday, October 24, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at  the Coleman Bush building, 1104 MLK Ave, Lakeland , FL 33805. The political forum is an opportunity for voters to learn more about the candidates vying for their support before the City of Lakeland Municipal election on November 8, 2011.

The panel of candidates participating in the forum will be Christopher Dobson (NW District), Elliott Dorsch (NE District), Keith Merritt (NE District), Ricky Shirah (NW District), and Phillip Walker (NW District). The forum is open and free to the public, and questions for candidates can be submitted prior to October 23, 2011 via email (, or phone (863-682-8879). Questions will also be accepted during the forum as time permits.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. The NAACP is a non-partisan organization.

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