September 30, 2013
From left—Del. Mark Keam (D-35), Del. Ken Plum (D-36) and Del. Vivian Watts (D-39) attended a candidates’ forum at the Vienna American Legion Post 180 on Saturday, Sept. 28 to talk social justice issues. Plum is one of only two state delegates unopposed this election.
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SALT forum gives candidates a chance to tell voters where they stand on social justice issues.
But one group also thinks voters should know where candidates stand on social justice issues when they go to the polls Nov. 5. “Our elected officials have a great deal of influence on the common good, so it’s reasonable that we find out where candidates stand on these issues,” said John Horejsi, founder of SALT (Social Action Linking Together), a non-partisan, faith-based advocacy group started in 1983.