Many of you are aware that the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (CEOC), Cambridge’s designated anti-poverty agency, has sponsored a City Council Candidates Forum for each of the previous six elections. This Forum was unique because CEOC provided simultaneous interpretation in Haitian Creole, Spanish, and Amharic for the entire Forum to its diverse attendees and the community at large. Given the format and diversity of attendees, this Forum has been recognized as the most inclusive event of the election campaign process.
This year, because of COVID-19, CEOC could not hold the event in person and it was not feasible to provide a virtual event with simultaneous interpretation. Therefore, CEOC decided to send all candidates a questionnaire on the issues that most impact Cambridge’s low-income and immigrant populations. Below, you will find the 2021 Cambridge City Council Candidates’ responses. We hope this helps you make an informed decision for the election on November 2nd.