October 1, 2017
Quincy Climate Action Network will host a candidate night at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening October 19 in the church hall at United First Parish Church of Quincy, 1306 Hancock Street, across from City Hall. QCAN has invited all candidates in contested city council races; at press time most candidates had already accepted.
Most questions to the candidates will involve city policy on energy and climate, said David Reich, board chair of QCAN. “We’ll have a slightly different format from our candidate night of two years ago,” Reich said. “Each city council candidate will get five or six questions instead of two or three.” Candidates will see some but not all of the questions in advance.
“Quincy has made significant progress since our last candidate night, but we have many miles to go before we’re as efficient as we need to be,” Reich added. “The deadly hurricanes in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico show that every coastal community faces dire threats to life and property from our changing climate. With stakes this high, we need to continue increasing the efficiency of our dwellings, our workplaces, and our governments and getting on the path to end our use of fossil fuels.
“As a coastal city, Quincy has more at stake than most. More and more Quincy voters want to know their candidates’ positions on energy and climate, and the candidate night offers a great chance to do just that.”