York NAACP to hold mayoral forums with Hameed and Helfrich

Matt Enright
York Dispatch

York City voters will have the opportunity to ask questions of the two mayoral candidates.

The local NAACP chapter will host two forums in the Capitol Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. The first is to be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, and the second is slated for Thursday, Oct. 21. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the forum begins at 6:30 p.m.

York City Mayor Michael Helfrich and candidate Shareef Hameed will attend.

Hameed, running as an independent, is a political newcomer and local activist. Helfrich, a Democrat, began his first term as the city's mayor in 2018.

To attend events at the Appell Center, attendees must have either proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. 

A flyer for the York mayoral candidate forum.

York NAACP is taking questions for the candidates. To submit a question, email yorknaacp2294@gmail.com or visit the group's Facebook page.

The local NAACP chapter will  livestream the events on its Facebook page, and it will be available for live viewing on the White Rose Community channel 16. 

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