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Southern Indiana NAACP chapter hosting candidate meet-and-greet this week

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The Jeffersonville/Clark County NAACP will host a meet-and-greet this week for community members to talk with local candidates.

The event will give residents the chance to talk with people running for office in Clark County.

Jeffersonville/Clark County NAACP President Antia Fields said she’s had a good response so far from candidates who plan to participate in the nonpartisan event.

She hopes it will be an opportunity for residents to become better informed about their voting choices and the importance of participating in elections.

“With that day, I hope that it will be one where the questions that are asked, the candidates will give the answers that the citizen is looking for … and that people will come away feeling more assured of the candidates that are running for a particular office,” she said.

The meet-and-greet is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Community Action of Southern Indiana, 201 E. 15th St. in Jeffersonville. Residents can also get registered to vote.

“In every locale, I think all citizens should be educated and prompted to get out their vote and for them to rest assured that their vote does count,” Fields said.

Candidates who want to participate in the event can contact Fields at 502-751-2554.

Election Day is Nov. 7. For more information on voting or election dates, visit www.indianavoters.com.

Coverage of Southern Indiana is funded, in part, by Samtec Inc. and the Hazel & Walter T. Bales Foundation.

Aprile Rickert is LPM's Southern Indiana reporter. Email Aprile at arickert@lpm.org.

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