The piece below is an excerpt from an article by the Los Angeles Sentinel, which covers the upcoming mayoral candidates forum hosted by the Empowerment Congress Summit.
"For the first time in its history, the Summit also will be live-streamed. Residents throughout Los Angeles and anywhere in the nation, who have an interest both in civic engagement and the city's mayoral race, will be able to watch the event in real time at: ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov. In addition, the public is invited to submit questions for the candidates through the supervisor's website or, as they register for the event, at empowermentcongress.org.
Participating will be: Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Gruel, former Assistant United States Attorney Kevin James, and technology company executive Emanuel Pleitez.
Unique to the Empowerment Congress debate will be a focus on issues of particular importance to South Los Angeles and the African-American, Latino and Asian-American communities. Candidates also will discuss their plans for the future of Los Angeles as it relates to jobs, economic development, transportation and financial sustainability."
The original LA Sentinel article was published on January 10, 2013.. To view the article in its entirety, visit www.lasentinel.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10222:21st-annual-empowerment-congress-summit-to-feature-l-a-mayoral-candidates-forum&catid=80:local&Itemid=170.