by Agueda Pacheco Flores
Even though Danielle Jackson says she is skeptical of the system, she always votes.
“I want my vote to count, but I’m not always happy with the people in place,” she says.
Jackson is a long-time Rainier Valley resident and founder of the Changing Habits and Motivating Personal Self-Esteem (CHAMPS) organization. Her community organization helps connect Rainier Valley residents with programs and resources such as violence prevention workshops taught by youth for youth. The non-profit partners with groups, businesses, and churches across the valley to help people who may be struggling.
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The Great Debate 2021
On the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 23, attend The Great Debate at the Rainier Arts Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., to hear from candidates for Seattle Mayor, City Council Position 9, City Attorney, and King County Executive.
Moderated by Marcus Green, Mike Davis, and Lance Randall, the schedule is as follows:
- King County Executive — 12–1 p.m., Dow Constantine • Joe Nguyen
- Seattle City Attorney — 1:15–2:15 p.m., Ann Davison • Nicole Thomas-Kennedy
- Seattle Council Position 9 — 2:30–3:30 p.m., Sara Nelson • Nikkita Oliver
- Seattle Mayor — 3:45–4:45 p.m., Bruce Harrell • Lorena Gonzalez
If you’re interested in attending The Great Debate in person, go to Rainier Arts Center’s Eventbrite page to register.
COVID-19 protocols for masks and temperature checks will be followed. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test in the last 48 hours before entering the Rainier Arts Center.
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The South Seattle Emerald is an event partner for The Great Debate .