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TONIGHT: Community Debate on Proposal to Replace Minneapolis Police Department Aims to Provide Clarity Amid Confusion

Flyer of the Community Debate on Proposal to Replace Minneapolis Police Department with a photo of  Rev. Jerry McAfee of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church and Minister JaNaé Bates. Bates is the Director of Communications for ISAIAH

Community Debate on Proposal to Replace Minneapolis Police Department

League of Women Voters Minneapolis and NAACP MPLS seeks to inform voters on issue of replacing Minneapolis Police Department with Department of Public Safety

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, October 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Tonight at 6PM a LIVE debate on Minneapolis City Ballot Question #2 on whether to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety will take place at North High School. The debate will provide the community an opportunity to hear both sides of the argument in a straightforward way to dispel the confusion that the ballot’s language has caused for many residents. The NAACP branch in Minneapolis and the League of Women Voters branch in Minneapolis have partnered to host the event. Masks are required for all attendees.

Debating in favor of the no vote is community leader Rev. Jerry McAfee, Senior Pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Debating in favor of the yes vote is Minister JaNaé Bates, Director of Communications for Yes 4 Minneapolis.

The debate will be moderated by Dr. Verna Price, CEO of The Power of People Consulting Group™ and WCCO radio host.

The debate will be broadcasted live on MCN6 Minnesota Community Network and streamed online at MCN6.org/MCNLivestream and on the NAACP MPLS and League of Women Voters Minneapolis facebook pages.

WHAT: A LIVE debate on Minneapolis City Ballot Question #2 on whether to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety

WHO: Rev. Jerry McAfee, Minister JaNaé Bates, Dr. Verna Price

WHEN: October 12, 2021 at 6PM

WHERE: North High School Auditorium, located at 1500 James Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Local and national media are encouraged to cover the debate and help inform voters on this critical issue.

*Interested media can enter through Doors 13 or 18 and should check in at the media table when they arrive. Media check-in begins at 5PM.

Shemeka Bogan
League of Women Voters Minneapolis
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