Duluth candidate forum to address poverty issues

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A candidate forum focused on issues of poverty will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, 1027 N. Eighth Ave. E.

People running for Duluth City Council and School Board seats will take part in the event, which is the eighth annual forum organized by an initiative called Local Solutions to End Poverty.

The forum will provide an opportunity for people struggling with poverty to share their stories and ask candidates where they stand on related issues.

Groups involved in organizing the event include Arc Northland, Churches United in Ministry, Corey Lehman Enterprises, Damiano, Duluth AV Logistics, Loaves and Fishes, Men as Peacemakers MPIRG, the Affordable Housing Coalition, the Feminist Action Collective, the Salvation Army, the Minnesota Humanities Center, Myers-Wilkins Elementary School the Northland Foundation, Duluth Public Access Community Television and Zeitgeist Community Arts.

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