Unity With Purpose KC, a non profit organization, and NAACP Kansas City, KS Branch encourage individuals to attend the general election candidate forum on Sat. Oct. 15 at the Beatrice Lee Community Center, 1310 N 10th St., KCK from 4 to 6 p.m.

More than 50 candidates have been invited to participate in the meet and greet, ranging from U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, members of the state board of education and more.

The goal of the meet and greet is to introduce the candidates to the community and to let the community know what each candidate believes  and how they can help.

“It’s an opportunity for people to get familiar with the candidates they could be voting for this year. It’s like a get to know you session at the same time,” Carolyn Wyatt, active resident in Wyandotte county, said.

Chairs will be lined up along the wall with names behind each candidate, a moderator will announce each candidate, with each candidate allowed to give a two minute introductory statement.  Once all candidates are introduced, individuals can approach the candidates and ask them questions.


Simone Garza was a reporter in our Kansas City office. In addition to general reporting on Kansas City’s African-American community, she reports on economic inclusion for the African American community....