Candidates speak at NAACP conference in York

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Members of the NAACP got to hear from candidates in statewide races in York.

Organizers said they invited everyone who is running, but most of the candidates who showed up on Saturday were Democrats.

They talked to a few dozen people who gathered to address the crowd’s concerns.

Democrats Joe Sestak, Katie McGinty, Josh Shapiro, Joe Torsella and Republican Otto Voit answered the crowd’s questions.

Some in the crowd wanted to know their stance on education, prison reform, and taking care of veterans.

The group’s leaders said it was a good way to get to know the candidates.

I think people definitely see the urgency at all levels different generations and different organizations and affiliations. Just because you have things going on with equity and education, women’s rights, health rights, and then also so many civil rights issues”, said Lauren Footman, President of the NAACP PA State Conference Youth and College Division.

The NAACP encourages their members to know their candidates and vote with their morals.

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