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PUMP Mayoral Candidates Forum Slated at Duquesne University

The Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) will host a Mayoral Candidate Forum featuring Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and challenger Mark DeSantis. Tonia Caruso of WQED-TV’s OnQ and host of Comcast Newsmakers, will serve as moderator.

Co-sponsored by Duquesne University, the Greater Pittsburgh Non-Profit Partnership (GPNP), Pittsburgh City Paper and Comcast, the event is free and open to the public.

A Civic Engagement Fair and reception will follow the forum. Representatives from organizations that focus on voter engagement and participation will distribute information about important issues in the region.

Among the exhibitors will be PUMP, GPNP, Everybody VOTE, Black Political Empowerment Project, League of Young Voters, Young Republicans and Young Democrats of Allegheny County, PA Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, Coro Center for Civic Leadership, People for the American Way and www.influencegovernment.com.

For more information, call 412.338.2133 or e-mail erin@pump.org.

WHEN:   Thursday, Oct. 11
              6 p.m. doors open
              6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Forum
              7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Civic Engagement Fair and reception

WHERE: A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

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