“Windows on the World” Features Congressional Candidate Forum

A free public forum explores the Congressional race on Wednesday, Oct. 3

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Two candidates vying to represent the newly created 41st Congressional District will meet in a forum Wednesday, Oct. 3 at UCR Extension to exchange views and discuss topics, ideas and issues affecting the Inland Empire.

Democrat Mark Takano and Republican John Tavaglione will have the opportunity to answer prescreened questions and offer rebuttals during the Windows on the World forum hosted by UCR Extension in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The forum is set from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for voters to meet the candidates and to hear their positions on issues that are of vital interest and importance to residents of the region,” said Sandra Richards, UCR Extension’s Director of Arts and Humanities, and Science, Law and Health.

John Tavaglione

The 41stcongressional District encompasses the cities of Riverside, Perris, Moreno Valley, Jurupa Valley and surrounding

Mark Takano

areas. Both Takano and Tavaglione have a long history of public service in the area. Takano is a teacher and Riverside Community College District trustee and Tavaglione is a longtime member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

The forum is free and refreshments will be served. Starting at 6 p.m., attendees will be able to see the first presidential debate on the big screen.

Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by calling 951-827-4105 or go to www.extension.ucr.edu and click on Windows on the World near the top of the screen and then click on Free Public Forum.

Marcia McQuern

Marcia McQuern, former editor and publisher of The Press-Enterprise newspaper, will draw on her long journalism background to moderate the forum co-sponsored by the Riverside League of Women Voters, AARP, The Press-Enterprise, The Latino Network, the NAACP Riverside Branch and The Group.

The event is one in a continuing series of Windows on the World forums featuring timely, thought-provoking and provocative topics.

Free and secure parking available at Extension parking lots.

Media Contact

Tel: (951) 827-4756
E-mail: john.warren@ucr.edu

Additional Contacts

Sandra T. Richards, UCR Extension
Tel: 951-827-7139
E-mail: srichards@ucx.ucr.edu

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