Business and Labor Join Forces to Host Mayoral Forum

Sep 30, 2021

Mayoral Forum 2021

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Hawkeye Area Labor Council AFL-CIO will team up once again to host a forum for candidates running for mayor of Cedar Rapids. The forum will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 at the Cedar Rapids Public Library’s Whipple Auditorium and is open to Economic Alliance members, their employees and Hawkeye Area Labor union members, as well as their retired employees.

The relationship between the two organizations is long standing with local economic growth being a public policy priority for each group. The collaboration provides direct access for both memberships to learn more about all Cedar Rapids mayoral candidates and together, advocate for issues key to the business community, working people, their families, and our region.

Registration is required and open now at Members will be encouraged to submit questions for the candidates at the time of registration. Those questions will be asked during the forum as time allows.

All publicly announced Cedar Rapids mayoral candidates have confirmed their attendance, and invitations will be extended to any other candidates who join the race before the nomination deadline.

In addition to the Cedar Rapids Mayoral Forum, the Economic Alliance will also publish a Voter Resource Guide in October to assist members in their decision-making process in this year’s local government elections. This resource allows members to view candidate answers to business-related questions, as well as other tools to help you make your voting decisions.

The Economic Alliance is a non-partisan entity and does not endorse or donate to political candidates, but we do strongly encourage our members to be informed on the issues and to vote for business-friendly candidates each election season. Election Day is November 2, 2021.

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