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Watch VA-04 Congressional Forum, District Spanning Richmond to Southeastern Virginia

candidates Congressman Donald McEachin (D) and Leon Benjamin ( R)
Candidates Donald McEachin (left) and Leon Benjamin (right).


Join us Tuesday, October 13 at 7 pm on VPM and streaming on social media as congressional candidates Congressman Donald McEachin (D) and Leon Benjamin (R) vie for votes to win the 4th District congressional seat.  Craig Carper from VPM News will ask questions that draw from the VPM Citizen’s Agenda, an initiative by VPM News to collect voter questions from the community.


Citizen’s Agenda

The forum will include questions from the Citizens Agenda, an initiative by VPM News to collect responses from the community answering the question: What do you want the candidates to talk about as they compete for votes? 

Over the course of four weeks, VPM collected nearly 350 submissions across Virginia. Responses included topics about:

  • Compromise, Values and Working Together
  • Rebuilding / Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic (healthcare, economy, education) 
  • Equity and Economy
  • Criminal Justice and Police Reform
  • Voter Protections and Government Reforms

The topics from the survey will be used in ongoing election coverage.

Survey respondents also included concerns about misinformation and keeping media outlets focused on the facts. With this in mind, VPM is developing media literacy guides for listeners to learn how to fact check and detect misinformation leading up to the election.

For more visit: Citizens Agenda


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