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Louisville Urban League to host judges forum

Young professionals invite community to talk with candidates,  judges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (APRIL 4, 2014) —A good vote is an educated vote. With primary elections rapidly approaching, voters have a small window of time left to learn about candidates. Louisville Urban League Young Professionals (LULYP) is giving voters a chance to meet and talk with candidates and judges at a forum next week.

urbanleagueThe judges forum will be conducted Thursday, April 10 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Louisville Urban League, located at 1535 W. Broadway. The forum is free and open to the public.

The panel includes candidates Josephine Buckner, Nichole Taylor Compton, Derwin Webb, Denise Brown, Ellie Kerstetter as well as Judge Jim Shake and Judge Katie King. Col. Yvette Gentry of the Metro Police will be the moderator.

“The incumbents and candidates were chosen randomly by LULYP,” Donnie Adkins said. “We are confident this selection will represent the interest of our constituents.”

Adkins is spearheading the judges forum with the support of community and civic engagement task force director Ted Gatlin. Community and civic engagement is one of five task forces at the heart of the organization.

“It is imperative that the entire Louisville community becomes more aware and active in civic engagement,” Gatlin said. “Without active participation in the process of choosing those who work on our behalf, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of our past.”

For those unable to attend the judges forum, they can follow along on Twitter using #LouisvilleMIC and sending questions to @lulypconnected.