Columbia Urban League Young Professionals to Host the Columbia Mayoral Candidates Forum: A Healthy Future Isn’t Up For Debate! in Allen University’s Historic Chappelle Auditorium

[Columbia, SC] The Columbia Urban League Young Professionals (CULYPSC), will be hosting a mayoral candidate’s forum on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The goal of the community forum is to host a group conversation that includes all candidates running for Mayor of Columbia. This conversation will educate the voting public about each candidate’s platform and discuss key issues before Election Day 2021.

“Civic engagement extends far beyond the Presidential Election”, said Elána R. Frazier, CULYPSC President. “It’s important for us, as a civil rights organization, urban advocacy organization, and social justice organization, to provide opportunities that engage the people of Columbia.” The in-person forum will host City Councilwoman At-Large Tameika Isaac Devine and Sam Johnson for an hour and a half to discuss the latest and most important issues relevant to the City of Columbia residents, discuss proposed policies, and answer questions from community members. Councilmen Daniel Rickenmann, has been invited, but attendance is to be determined at a later date. The historic race is the first mayoral race in over a decade and is anticipated to draw a record number of voters.

“We are thrilled to host this forum”, said Nadia J. Muhammed, CULYPSC Advocacy and Civic Engagement Chair. “This committee serves as an avenue to create awareness and understanding of issues that primarily occur in our city and state. It is our goal to help inform the citizens of Soda City so that they can make knowledgeable decisions when voting for Columbia’s next mayor.”

Limited seating is available to city residents when they register via the event management and ticketing website Eventbrite at Entry will not be allowed without registration and CULYPSC will be adhering to current CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Residents are encouraged to visit each candidates’ website as well as register to vote. The City of Columbia Municipal Election will take place on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. If guests have any questions they are encouraged to email Nadia J. Muhammad at

The Columbia Urban League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes financial stability and racial inclusion in our community. The Columbia Urban League offers programs designed to provide economic empowerment and educational opportunities for those in need.

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