The Sonja Haynes Stone Center and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the NAACP co-sponsored this forum for candidates running for U.S. Senate seats in North Carolina. The forum was held at the University of North Carolina on Tuesday, April 13 in the Stone Center Auditorium. ABC11’s Eyewitness News anchor, Fred Shropshire moderated.

Candidates shared their views on education, jobs, health care, and foreign policy.

Participants included Democrats Cal Cunningham, Ken Lewis, Elaine Marshall, Marcus Williams; Libertarian Michael Beitler; and Republican Larry Linney. The incumbent, Republican Richard Burr, did not attend.

Other Co-sponsors:

* Balance & Accuracy in Journalism
* Chapel Hill Friends Meeting
* Elders for Peace
* Orange County Democratic Women
* Orange County Peace Coalition
* Orange/Chatham County Progressive Democrats
* Triangle Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom
* UNC Black Faculty and Staff Caucus
* UNC Black Graduate and Professional Student Association
* UNC Executive Branch of Student Government
* UNC Young Democrats

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