Public Forum to Present Pros and Cons of Proposed Measure 2
Posted on 2/29/2012
Chamber, League of Women Voters and DMA partner to host discussion on debatable measure
The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), League of Women Voters and Dakota Media Access (DMA) are co-hosting a forum on March 8 to outline the pros and cons of Measure 2. The event will be held in the Commission Room of Mandan City Hall at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend in person or tune in to Government Access, cable channel 2. Residents also may call in questions by dialing 667-3237.
"There is a lot of debate and discussion regarding Measure 2," says Chamber President Kelvin Hullet. "This event intends to debunk some of the myths and force the discussion of truths so that residents may make sound judgments at the polls on June 10."
Representatives from both sides of Measure 2 have been invited to participate in the forum. Charlene Nelson and Robert Hale from Empower the Taxpayer will represent Measure 2 proponents. Jon Godfread and Ladd Erickson will speak on behalf of Keep it Local North Dakota, the coalition opposing Measure 2. Prairie Public Radio News Director Dave Thompson will serve as the event moderator.
"We anticipate a healthy discussion about Measure 2. North Dakotans need to understand what they're voting for before they hit the polls. We hope that this event will clarify what a 'Yes' or 'No' vote means not only for the state, but for the people right here in Bismarck-Mandan," said Hullet.
The event is free and open to the public. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at Mandan City Hall on Thursday, March 8. It will be broadcast live on Government Access, cable channel 2, available via video-on-demand on DMA's website (www.freetv.org) and rebroadcast through the June primary.