Fanohge Coalition to hold virtual village forum for candidates; distributes candidate survey

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Given global and local events primarily connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 election will not be normal by any measure. The usual calendar of campaign activities in which the public is able to interact with their prospective leaders isn’t taking place.

The Fanohge Coalition, as part of its outreach to ensure that there is productive dialogue about critical community issues such as sustainability, self-determination, and political status change, is organizing a Virtual Village Meeting or “Gupot i Mankandidåtu” on September 24th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The Gupot will be livestreamed on the Fanohge Coalition’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fanohgecoalition).

Confirmed participants for this special forum to date are: Wil Castro, Kelly Marsh (Taitano), Frank LG, Ken LG, Gregorio Calvo, Clynt Ridgell, Pedo Terlaje, Chris Carillo, Fred Bordallo Jr., Telo Taitague, Sabina Perez, and Tina Muña Barnes.

More details on the virtual forum will be released early next week after all participants have been confirmed. The first two virtual forums organized by the Fanohge Coalition took place last month and received more than 12,000 views across different online platforms.

The Fanohge Coalition, which is a diverse network of 37 different community organizations, nonprofits and small businesses, has also released this week a candidate survey.

Yesterday, all candidates seeking to be elected into I Liheslaturan Guåhan or represent Guam as its non-voting delegate were sent a survey with 7 questions. The questions covered the following topics: self-determination, education, labor rights, land, sustainability, COVID-19 and Guam/military relations. The candidates have been given two weeks to respond and the results will be released to the public next month.

(Fanohge Coalition News Release)

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